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Doctors earn enough

  • 1.  Doctors earn enough

    Posted 10-29-2017 07:40
    Would love to hear your guys opinions on this article.   Unfortunately, I see no way to comment on this but comments it needs!

    The problem of doctors' salaries

    Kathleen Saradarian, MD
    Branchville, NJ

  • 2.  RE: Doctors earn enough

    Posted 10-29-2017 13:31
    My guess is that the laws of supply and demand and productivity dictate a doctor's salary.
    Doctors are recruited to high need areas with higher base salaries.
    Doctors who earn more are likely very productive or take a lot of call. For example, my husband who is a cardiologist took call Thursday to Sunday every 3rd week for 6 years straight until they found a 4th doctor for their rotation and he had an additional call day on top of that.
    I, as a solo low volume primary care doctor barely make anything but I don't take hospital call or admissions, go to the hospital, work late or see the number of patients per week that a primary care person making $200,000 sees.

    Provider salaries will be lower as MD/DO primary care physicians are replaced by NPs and PAs.
    I highly doubt healthcare costs will drop as that happens!!

    Mamatha Agrawal, MD
    Family Doctor CaryNC
    Cary, NC
    Live in Raleigh, NC
    Solo since 2012
    Practice Fusion and NueMD

  • 3.  RE: Doctors earn enough

    Posted 12-28-2017 06:47
    I am too late.. and was there a way  to comment?

     I think he did not mention  our debt  I do not think other countries costs of  education are like ours  dunno

     and he exaggerates PCps salaries      In   other countries consultants are paid a bit more not multiples.

    Jean Antonucci

  • 4.  RE: Doctors earn enough

    Posted 12-30-2017 18:39
    This economist forgot one thing.
    1. Price of commodity is based on supply vs demand.
    Demand of doctors high, supply decreasing.
    Salary of this economist=0 as demand is 0

  • 5.  RE: Doctors earn enough

    Posted 09-18-2018 11:34
    In other countries, you do not need a college degree to start medical school. So our doctors are more educated. One of our doctors has a network engineering degree. That education has helped her in mastering a variety of diagnostic tools and devices with ease, something that other docs don't have.

    Jerry Benson
    St Paul MN