We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
. . . when you repeatedly use the term “provider” to describe those professionals in the caring arts—and yes, on our best days, the healing arts—it becomes an eloquently sad commentary on the state of medical care . . . the term “provider” for clinical caregivers, like the term “client” for patients, depersonalizes and commodifies that which is neither and [is] so very much more.
so what, "patients" or "clients" or "johns" are labels. is the author somehow claiming that a label affects how doctors treat their johns?
docs ought to grow a pair.
Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz
HEY! Yoo Hoo! Doctor persons!
Why did most of you, especially that large new wave of female physicians, vote (mnay twice) for the Muslim, fake American POTUS, when it was so obvious that his policies would lead in this direction for health care?
You have no one to blame but yourselves, faked empathy, faked compassion and all!