American physicians are increasingly unhappy with their once-vaunted profession, and that malaise is bad for their patients
What happens when doctors are unhappy? They have unhappy patients. A new memoir, 'Doctored,' presents one cardiologist's take on the challenges facing American medicine and the real impact on patient care. Dr. Sandeep Jauhar discusses his book on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero.
All too often these days, I find myself fidgeting by the doorway to my exam room, trying to conclude an office visit with one of my patients. When I look at my career at midlife, I realize that in many ways I have become the kind of doctor I never thought I'd be: impatient, occasionally indifferent, at times dismissive or paternalistic. Many of my colleagues are similarly struggling with the loss of their professional ideals.