I would love to spend a day with a family physician. How many patients will the doctor see? How many lab results will have to be analysed? Will the doctor have any disagreements with insurance companies? A doctor’s life fascinates me.
As I sit in the exam room, looking at blood pressure equipment and syringe trays, I wonder what challenges the doctor is facing on this particular day. After reading Tara Parker-Pope’s piece in the New York Times, I understand why doctors often run behind schedule: