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doctor shortage

Page: http://healingfireisland.com/2013/02/25/doctor-shortage/
Healing Fire Island | Doctor Shortage

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Rocks went to Fire Island to rescue a failing Anesthesia Department. Fire Island Clinic was down for several weeks awaiting her arrival. She was the only anesthesiologist at the clinic and was one of about a hundred applicants. She had been to Fire Island about 7 or 8 times before, all for sailing vacations. She was planning to make Fire Island a permanent home and was expecting to make the clinic a state of the art facility as well. She left behind a nation in healthcare crisis, as their president had introduced a national healthcare bill that caused increased expenses, decreased availability and decreased satisfaction. Patients were waiting longer to see their physicians, paying higher premiums and waiting months for elective surgery. Rocks had predicted this after the election, and had made her plans accordingly. Since her arrival, her buddies had been calling, she had a list of colleagues begging for a position at Fire Island Clinic.

There were about 40 million for patients in the pool of insured patients expecting healthcare, but there were still plenty of uninsured patients out there.  There were doctors exiting the work force in record numbers because of escalating dissatisfaction.  There was panic in Washington because the House and the Senate could not agree on what to do with the Affordable Care Act, and it was at risk of total failure.  Rock’s plan was to bring in visiting surgeons and patients with them, and collect a fee along with them and increase her fees substantially.  She was planning an early retirement!

Meanwhile, Luke was successful in landing a position setting up a nautical museum with a local business person, but had to travel to Miami.  That was going to present a problem, as he had an old flame in South Miami.  Rocks was worried about Sophia and needed to deal with that problem.  Luke didn’t want to talk.

Read more at Healing Fire Island, by Chery Fee.

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