The best way to save yourself from a doctor is to have a private one.
You can’t trust your health care provider when they’re calling, when you’re not even in a physical space, and when they tell you the truth about what’s going on inside your body.
The best thing you can do is trust your gut, says Dr. Peter Lichtman, author of The End of the American Medical Elite: Why Doctors Are Leaving and How We Can Save Them.
Lichtmans newest book, The End Of The American Medical Profession, focuses on the issues surrounding physicians and the medical establishment and its potential impact on patients.
But what about the rest of us?
What should we do if we’re told the truth, Lichtons advice?
Lichtmann says he feels the need to give his opinion on this issue, and he’s not alone.
He has seen this firsthand.
He says he’s often called by doctors, including one who works in private practice, and they are all equally honest.
“I feel like they’re all equally trustworthy,” he says.
Losing trust in the medical community is not only a health issue, it’s also a financial issue, he says, noting that the average physician spends $300,000 annually on health care, which includes health insurance.
“When you are the sole provider of care to your patients, you need to trust them,” Lichtis says.
“There’s no doubt that the medical profession is going to lose a lot of money.
But if you are honest, you should.”
Licht mans latest book, Why Doctors Leave and How we Can Save them, comes out April 1.
He shares his views on this topic with Dr. Steve McNamee, MD, chief medical correspondent for NBC’s Today Show and an expert on doctors leaving the profession.
The Doctors Leaving Doctors series will air in the coming months.
The first episode focuses on Dr. Jeffrey M. Karpowitz, a medical ethicist and author of Doctors, Doctors, People, who recently left his job as the head of the New England Journal of Medicine’s Department of Medicine and retired from his role at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Karsowitz is the author of the best-selling book The Doctors’ Choice, which argues that doctors should be able to make their own medical decisions.
Kipsowitz says he felt the need for a change after seeing a doctor who was being paid far less than he was, and that the health care system was broken.
“The system is broken, and people are leaving it because they don’t like it, and there’s not enough support,” Karsos tells TODAY’s Matt Lauer.
“It’s the opposite of what we need.”
He says there needs to be more transparency in the health system, and more accountability in the profession, to better understand what’s happening and to get better ways to treat the conditions we all face.
The American Health Care Act passed in 2010 to improve the nation’s health care by expanding Medicaid coverage, increasing payments for preventive care and reducing the cost of treating medical conditions, including heart disease and cancer.
It’s been a long road to get here, but with the passage of the law, Karsows optimism about the future is evident.
“People have been dying, people have been getting sicker, and we need to fix it,” Karowitz says.
But Karsows outlook is tempered by what he calls the health of the profession itself.
Karows views are in stark contrast to those of his former colleagues in the United States House of Representatives, where Karsoses view of the state of medicine is also somewhat optimistic.
“Physicians are professionals, and I believe in the importance of the institution, and of the people who do the work that we do,” he tells TODAY.
“But they’re also human beings and they’ve got issues with the way they think, and so it’s not always the case.”
He adds that it’s important to remember that the doctor-patient relationship is still important.
“A lot of people do feel that we have to make choices with our health care decisions,” Karposes message to his colleagues in Congress is.
“In my experience, they’ve had a lot more compassion for us than their predecessors in the House have had.”
In a letter to his fellow physicians, Karpos explains that he believes the health and well-being of patients and their families is a major factor when deciding whether or not to seek a physician’s opinion.
He goes on to say that the current healthcare system is unsustainable, and it needs to change.
“We need to be able, in this new world of universal healthcare, to have some of our best people working here in Washington, D.C.,” Karsopas letter states.
“That means we need a physician with a lot to say, and a lot that they haven’t heard before.”
Dr. Paul McHugh, M.D., a