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Hey, I have an idea? Why don't you advocate for getting rid of the MD's and hiring all mid-levels? Tee hee hee!
What's funny?? I HAVE made such a suggestion already!!
I hope no one thinks I am lying awake at night about anything in my OP. The doc that wants to claim ownership of "his NPs" only works occasionally but he sure did manage to rub me the wrong way that one day.
The radiologist has given up on not giving me reports on tests that I ordered. There was only one of those kind of radiologists anyway. I just picked up the phone and told him the doc couldn't come to the phone but I would be happy to take the report since I ordered the test. After a few repetitions of the same, he gave up.
The CMO also works as a hospitalist and he decided that we shouldn't call for patients that needed to be admitted. We were to give report to the ED physician and he could call for admission. That was until my friend and colleague caught him in the ER one day to "get a few things nailed down". I would have paid money to have been present for that conversation, because as haughty as I am I don't hold a candle to her.
As for education, all the players have become well educated. It is a matter of "small town, small mind". That's all. Apparently those who came before us have been alright just maintaining the status quo which was circa 1920.
I have never been a status quo girl, so my first order of business when taking this job was to revamp the delineation of privileges to coincide with the actual century in which we were living.
We have come a long way and I love it. Are the majority of you guys telling me that this stuff never happens and it is just a regional anamoly?