Doctors impact lives tremendously. People go to hospitals and medical clinics because they need help from doctors. People trust doctors with their own lives and expect them to genuinely care for them and help them. If a doctor comes up with a treatment plan for their patient, then usually the patient will try to follow the plan exactly. In extreme cases, a patient’s life may depend on the plan that the doctor comes up with. A doctor has the knowledge and the power to save somebody’s life. Sadly, there are doctors who completely ignore the patients’ needs, and instead just care about giving them the most expensive treatment plan or keeping them in the hospital longer so their paycheck is higher. In the article “They All Laughed When I Spoke of the Greedy Doctor”, Doctor Ralph Crawshaw says, “They practiced money, and make medicine.” This is a sad reality that occurs in almost every hospital around the world.
There are many stories of doctors prescribing extra medication and treatments that their patients do not need. There are even stories of doctors diagnosing patients with diseases they do not even have. In 2010, Doctor Sean Orr diagnosed his former patient A...
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...octors don’t realize is that one day, they will be the patient and someone else will be their doctor. The tables will have turned and they will then realize that they have failed at their jobs, when it was simple: to genuinely care for their patients. All patients deserve excellent care and caring doctors. Unfortunately, there are a few caring doctors left in the world. That’s why students with dreams to become doctors should not have the intention of becoming doctors for money, but rather because they have a desire to help people in their time of need. In the movie Patch Adams, Patch says, “You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.” There is no losing when it comes to compassion and selflessness. Even if a patient does not heal or beat the disease, the doctors can still “treat the person”.
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