(Wednesday, July 01, 2014)

Doctor's Day is meant to be a day of celebration, but the rash of articles on medical corruption leave a bad taste in many doctors' mouths. Doctor bashing has always been popular, but we also need to worry about the impact of these articles about doctors. Bad doctors are pretty shameless and will devise new ways of gaming the system. However, the good ones wonder why they ever became doctors in the first place. All doctors – both good and bad – end up being tarred with the same brush, as a result of which, every consultation seems to become a doctor versus patient confrontation. Doctors don’t enjoy practicing medicine anymore – and if patients cannot trust their doctor, they will never be able to get better.

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Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.

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