The following quotes were pulled from a mass e-mail that goes out to primary care doctors. There are no attributions and (I hope!) these statements were just made up by some marketing person…
Drug Reps – To See or Not To See
“Unlike some doctors, I actually like seeing pharmaceutical reps in my office. After all, they do leave free samples for my patients, occasionally take me out to lunch, and may be the last group to show us some respect.”
Testosterone – The New Wonder Drug?
“I read in Medscape Family News than low testosterone levels are linked with a higher risk of depression in older men. There are many limitations in the study, but their bottom line seems to be that having a low “free” testosterone level is associated with the higher risk, not the total testosterone. So does this mean that a free testosterone should be part of our depression screening in the senior citizen set?”
Mid-Levels Playing Doctor
“Is it my imagination or is the line between mid-levels and physicians in office based practice becoming non-existent? FNPs can practice without a doctor on-site as long as one is available to back them up and sign their charts. In my community, some list themselves with physicians in the yellow pages under Family Medicine…have we lost our turf for good, or can we get it back?”
The last group to show us some respect?
The senior citizen set?
Have we lost our turf for good, or can we get it back?
This is just amazingly inept, stupid and misguided.