Doctor: Government’s Growing Influence On Health Care Makes Us All Want To Retire Tomorrow
Burnout is a very real thing for doctors, says Dr. Lee Wan, an eye surgeon and former president of the Ventura County Medical Association.
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Docs Are Burning Out, Retiring, Oxnard Surgeon Says
As many as half of doctors are burning out — many dreaming of early retirement — because of growing government influence on health care, an Oxnard doctor said at an election forum. Dr. Lee Wan, an eye surgeon and former president of the Ventura County Medical Association, cited government mandates to change the way doctors are paid, push them to spend hours documenting care on computers and keep up with ever-increasing regulations. “I’m not sure patients understand,” he said, arguing that growing pressures make it harder for doctors to do what made them enter medicine: help their patients get better. (Kisken, 10/27)