Dr. Geeta Nayyar, MD, MBA weighed in with Dr. John Whyte, MD, MPH on Medscape about whether doctors should keep a foot in the exam room when they enter the boardroom.
No one has a better view of the pandemic’s effects on the American public, from the puzzling to the tragic, than physicians. Some patients, stuffed on a diet of disinformation, have targeted us as agents of fantastical conspiracies. Other patients, who haven’t visited a doctor in years, become bewildered when asked to do something as simple as disrobing for an exam. And we’ve all seen too many deaths — many of them preventable. It’s no wonder that some physicians are leaving the exam room for the boardroom.