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With Summer Comes Trauma Call

Posted Jul 29 2010 7:30am

As summer passes by trauma call gets busier. One of the hospitals I use mandates that plastic surgeons take Emergency Call. I need to get around to dropping that hospital.

Trauma call sucks for your surgeon for a number of reasons:

(1) Inconvenience

(2) Poorly and frequently uncompensated work.

What did the trauma gremlins bring me recently?

Surfboard Scalp Burst Injury with Contamination on a Saturday night
Dog Bite Injury of Lip, and Nose
Human Bite Injury removing part of the Lower Lip

I actually like doing trauma cases, but would appreciate the right to determine when and where I take call. Getting paid for these cases regularly at rates I can regulate would also be nice. This is not the nature of trauma call unfortunately.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

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