August 6, 2001 Issue
"There's a lot of sitting around the table and asking, 'Where did we go wrong?'"
-- A family doctor, "Medical Malaise"
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BY STEVE FISHMAN
Once upon a time, doctors who made it through those eight grueling years of medical training were rewarded with a professional life that virtually guaranteed affluence, independence, and nothing short of reverence from their health-care colleagues and the culture at large. That was before managed care swamped them with paperwork, chipped away at their incomes, and turned them into cogs in the health-care machine. Or at least that's their self-diagnosis. And you were wondering why their bedside manner can leave something to be desired.
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