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Old 06-16-22, 12:15 PM
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Yes. Very. I can't say this about everyone, but the vast majority of physicians I know who are 50+ feel the same way I do and are considering an exit strategy too.
Same with those that I know. Lots of frustration and dissatisfaction.

The law business has changed a lot in my 38 years of practice, but things are not quite as dysfunctional as the medical industry. The one thing that probably saves us is we do not have to rely on insurance companies or third-party payors. I quit working for insurance companies (defending injury cases) in 1991, and never looked back.

Politics has f'ed up the law biz, especially if you practice in a state with elected judges. Federal court practice (which I now prefer) is not so bad, but there are some judges to watch out for.
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I’ve never actually met my No. 1 cat sitter, but my recycling bins reveal some things about her dietary habits. She drinks a lot of Pepsi and stuff from Dunkin’. One time I found a receipt from CVS under my couch. She probably dropped it and it got blown under the couch by the heater. There was a 2L bottle of Pepsi on the receipt. I also found a McDonald’s bag in my trash one time.
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Old 06-16-22, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Same with those that I know. Lots of frustration and dissatisfaction.

The law business has changed a lot in my 38 years of practice, but things are not quite as dysfunctional as the medical industry. The one thing that probably saves us is we do not have to rely on insurance companies or third-party payors. I quit working for insurance companies (defending injury cases) in 1991, and never looked back.

Politics has f'ed up the law biz, especially if you practice in a state with elected judges. Federal court practice (which I now prefer) is not so bad, but there are some judges to watch out for.
Imagine if a paralegal could work autonomously or semi-autonomously and compete with you and say they can do "everything" a lawyer could do. That's a taste of noctors. Plus, imagine that your fees were capped at say, $100/hr, and that everyone got paid the same, including paralegals, because of a 3rd party payor system.

There is more to it than that, but yeah, the healthcare system is dysfunctional in many ways.
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Okanagan Lake is full. Time to build Canada to AZ water pipelines instead of Canada to TX/LA oil pipelines.

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Okanagan Lake is full. Time to build Canada to AZ water pipelines instead of Canada to TX/LA oil pipelines.

https://www.pentictonwesternnews.com...4T_cLaARtebhdI
I really wonder if we will eventually need a massive public works to irrigate the SW from the Great Lakes.
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Imagine if a paralegal could work autonomously or semi-autonomously and compete with you and say they can do "everything" a lawyer could do. That's a taste of noctors. Plus, imagine that your fees were capped at say, $100/hr, and that everyone got paid the same, including paralegals, because of a 3rd party payor system.

There is more to it than that, but yeah, the healthcare system is dysfunctional in many ways.
I understand and get it, and also agree with you.

The fee issue is the reason I will not work for insurance companies. They have commoditized their work to the point where they are dictating that lawyers are paid very low rates or low flat rates per case, and I want nothing to do with that. A lot of the insurance defense lawyers are getting paid $100-150/hour and being told what they can and cannot do in the course of a case. No thank you.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Imagine if a paralegal could work autonomously or semi-autonomously and compete with you and say they can do "everything" a lawyer could do. That's a taste of noctors. Plus, imagine that your fees were capped at say, $100/hr, and that everyone got paid the same, including paralegals, because of a 3rd party payor system.

There is more to it than that, but yeah, the healthcare system is dysfunctional in many ways.
And then the added fun that many doctors (not the ones on this thread it appears) got into it for the wrong reasons and only care about things that are easy symptom matches to well-known and treatable issues and dismiss anything else.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
And then the added fun that many doctors (not the ones on this thread it appears) got into it for the wrong reasons and only care about things that are easy symptom matches to well-known and treatable issues and dismiss anything else.
That affects all professions.

Unfortunately.
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The single speed needs new tires. Excel has a good special in these - Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance Tire OE 2-Pack Excel Sports | Shop Online From Boulder Colorado

No experience with Hutchinsons, but it's a low risk opportunity to try them out.
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Old 06-16-22, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
I understand and get it, and also agree with you.

The fee issue is the reason I will not work for insurance companies. They have commoditized their work to the point where they are dictating that lawyers are paid very low rates or low flat rates per case, and I want nothing to do with that. A lot of the insurance defense lawyers are getting paid $100-150/hour and being told what they can and cannot do in the course of a case. No thank you.
Yes, the term commoditized is very accurate term to describe what has happened. It's unfortunate. Some physicians have done an "Atlas shrugged" move and gone "concierge" which is understandable but in some ways makes the system even worse as a whole. Sigh.
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The single speed needs new tires. Excel has a good special in these - Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance Tire OE 2-Pack Excel Sports | Shop Online From Boulder Colorado

No experience with Hutchinsons, but it's a low risk opportunity to try them out.
I've run the tubeless version. Not my absolute favorite tires, but they were good and they're a steal at the prices that Excel has been asking lately.
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Yes, the term commoditized is very accurate term to describe what has happened. It's unfortunate. Some physicians have done an "Atlas shrugged" move and gone "concierge" which is understandable but in some ways makes the system even worse as a whole. Sigh.
I literally got that email today from my PCP.
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And that meeting with the boss was cancelled - daughter needs wellness check for college orientation next week. And so it rolls on...
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And that meeting with the boss was cancelled - daughter needs wellness check for college orientation next week. And so it rolls on...
18 year old cannot get themselves to the doctor for a health check?

Too much hovering. IMHO.
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I literally got that email today from my PCP.
What's the annual membership fee? It's typically $1500 around here. As per previous posting, I understand that this is an option but it's a sucky one.
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18 year old cannot get themselves to the doctor for a health check?

Too much hovering. IMHO.
I have no idea. For fairness, when I went to college I was 17 and no driver's license, so I wouldn't have either.
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What's the annual membership fee? It's typically $1500 around here. As per previous posting, I understand that this is an option but it's a sucky one.
The link in the email 404s. If you correct it () the page is their Contact Us, with no price info. Awesome.

Not sweating it either way too much until I move. Sick of things.
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Yes, the term commoditized is very accurate term to describe what has happened. It's unfortunate. Some physicians have done an "Atlas shrugged" move and gone "concierge" which is understandable but in some ways makes the system even worse as a whole. Sigh.
I had a great PCP at HUP who did that decades ago. I was sorry to have that happen. He was actually one of the top fundraisers in the MS City to Shore ride. The last time I saw him was when I passed him during the event several years ago.
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I am 21 years into current job. I hope to keep it going, but the healthcare system is so effing dysfunctional I am considering exit strategies.

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Coworker of a few years is leaving and boss is stressing about it - might make my review with her this afternoon even more interesting.
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The elimination of the 125 class signaled the death of 2 stroke bikes (and in some ways a slow death to motocross for the masses)

Recall one year Ron Lechien (?) had a factory liquid cooled 125 Yamaha - might have been the first liquid cooled motocross bike we saw ... and can't be positive - but it might have been a twin cylinder

Not long after this - liquid cooled RM125's began to appear ... Mark Barnett rode one - he was so much faster during qualifying at a Mid Ohio GP the officials thought they had a timing malfunction (they ran qualifying laps at the international GP races)

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That 1040 thread has escalated.
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That 1040 thread has escalated.
Kinda got lit.
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