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  •  Ty for this comment. you are exactly right. most (8+ / 0-)

    internists, pediatricians and family practitioners are not by any means rich.

    "Say little, do much" (Pirkei Avot 1:15)

    by hester on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 05:37:28 PM PST

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    •  Our primary care pysician works for a (8+ / 0-)

      corporation owned by a very large hospital corporation. The corporation decides whether he can see patients on Medicare, it's not up to him. In exchange, he is relieved from the responsibiity for almost all the things doingbusinessas mentioned in his comment -- billing, hiring staff, buying or leasing equipment and space, etc. In return, he probably doesn't make as much as a fully established physician does, but in the early years, he knew he could make his loan payments. We all make tradeoffs.

      “Social Security has nothing to do with balancing a budget or erasing or lowering the deficit.” -- Ronald Reagan, 1984 debate with Walter Mondale

      by RJDixon74135 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 06:14:06 PM PST

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