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Doctors, Nurses and Justifying Envy
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 1/17/2014 6:17:31 PM

RUSH: We have Jeannie on the phone from Houston. Hi, Jeannie. I´m glad you called. CALLER: Hey, Rush. What an honor to talk to you. RUSH: Thank you. CALLER: I´m so happy to be on the program. RUSH: Thank you very much. CALLER: I just wanted to call in after the call yesterday and let you know that I am a nurse and a doctor, and I didn´t become a doctor by working as a nurse for 20 years. I wanted to shed a little light as to what that doctor´s doing that they referred to yesterday that "rounds" for an hour and then -- RUSH:

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/17/2014 6:35:44 PM     (No. 9696200)

When I was working in a pathology lab, eons ago, a young Russian immigrant was working there too. He had been a doctor in Russia and was hoping to continue his training in the US. I hope he made it. H told me something I will never forget - that in Russia (or the USSR then), the janitors sneered at the doctors. Class envy was so ingrained that if a doctor was in a janitor´s way, the janitor would yell and spit at the doctor. That, folks, is the end result of class envy; the more successful you are, the more other people will disdain you.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/17/2014 7:09:56 PM     (No. 9696241)

This is an easy one. If you want to have a nurse give you a heart bypass, then by all means ask for one; otherwise, the doctor will perform the procedure; Preferably, a heart surgeon.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/17/2014 8:57:14 PM     (No. 9696345)

#3, years ago, I took one of my children to the doctor. The child was seriously ill, and I was really concerned it was pneumonia. In walked a woman who identified herself as "Nurse ____." I asked where was the doctor? Her answer was that she saw patients on an equal basis to the doctor. I said, thank you, no. She slammed down the case file and stormed out of the room.

Interestingly, insurance pays the doctor´s practice the same amount whether he sees you or the nurse does.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/17/2014 9:32:15 PM     (No. 9696372)

The cost should not ever be the same if a patient sees the nurse prac, physician assistant and the physician. However, this is the way it is. Good for you #3! I am noticing intelligent patients growing ever bolder about questioning protocol and I say BRAVO!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/17/2014 11:25:30 PM     (No. 9696437)

In this area, some of the physicians have hired multiple NP or PA´s to increase the patient count knowing they are billing the insurers for the same amount. If you think this is bad, wait until those docs retire and the next round of foreign docs and nurses provide your care. In my directory, there was only one doc American born with English as their first language.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MirJoy, 1/18/2014 8:12:51 AM     (No. 9696682)

Had some minor surgery recently, and in post-op visit, woman walked in with starched white jacket on, and I asked her, "Are you a physician?" No, she said, and so we had a bit of discussion, and I told the doctor that I wanted to see him since he was the one being paid. Anyway, make sure you ask, because there are pretenders out there pretending they are real thing.

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