Episode #206: The Business of Healthcare with Debra E. Blaine, MD
Debra E. Blaine, MD is a retiring physician who recently became an author of medical and political thrillers, which offer readers a gentle platform to examine their belief systems, as well as if those belief systems actually serve them well, and how they can reclaim their freedom of choice.
Debra also addresses the effect of greed on what has become the “business” of healthcare instead of an essential human service. She is also a coach, an animal lover and the author of three novels. In this informative and thought-provoking episode, Debra shares her own journey of becoming a physician and watching the healthcare system transition from focusing on quality patient care to the accumulation of big profits for corporations. She describes the extreme frustration physicians experience, the high rate of burn out as well as the alarming suicide rate as MDs try to work in a dysfunctional system which attempts to apply the standards of big business cannot be applied to human life.
Download this fascinating episode to hear Debra’s story and learn how the business of healthcare is driving physicians out of medicine.