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Chronic diseases and medical carelessness

On Behalf of | Nov 10, 2022 | Medical Malpractice

Medical practitioners in New Mexico may know how to treat illnesses but might withhold information that could save the lives of their patients. While treating diseases has its benefits, preventing chronic illnesses from occurring may yield better results. Unfortunately, preventing diseases does not make doctors wealthy. In addition, physicians may not merit adulation if patients manage to take control of their health without medical assistance.

Doctors are in a hurry because they have too many patients

Consider yourself lucky if you have a doctor who takes the time to examine you. Your doctor may not even touch you or bother to listen to your heart with a stethoscope. Your doctor may look busy while entering data into a computer program but rarely take the time to talk to you about your health concerns. Medical malpractice caused by negligence is a commonplace occurrence yet patients do not always complain. Instead, physicians continue to receive unmerited adulation from their patients.

Traditional values are rare in today’s society

There was a time in the United States when doctors paid personal house calls to sick patients. A family doctor would bring a black bag filled with diagnostic tools for the purpose of examining the patient. A good doctor could prescribe an antibiotic for the patient without having to take blood tests. It is easier today for a doctor to practice negligence, especially when they never take the time to get to know their patient’s needs.

Education offers a key to better medical management

Physicians must receive proper training. A doctor with good manners is never rude to their patient and takes the time to answer questions. Lack of compassion, refusal to follow the Hippocratic oath and the desire to become wealthy can destroy a physician’s reputation.


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