American healthcare delivery is seriously dysfunctional. It takes patients about three weeks to get a doctor’s appointment, they sit in the waiting room for a long time, get 10 to 12 minutes with the doctor and then have a hefty deductible and/or copay despite paying handsomely for insurance.
As we approach the end of 2016 and the start of the Trump presidency, it is widely anticipated that there will be major tax law rewrites, and proposals are already being floated outlining significant changes.
Many physicians are overconfident when it comes to their finances, and Joel Greenwald, MD, a former internal medicine physician who has spent the last 16 years working as a certified financial planner (CFP) for physicians and dentists, admits he was one of them.
Doctors' pay is slowly but steadily improving, Medicare’s sustainable growth rate is a thing of the past and demand for primary care physicians is surging under the Affordable Care Act. So why aren’t doctors happier when it comes to their salaries?