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Young Doctor Lists His Frustrations

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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

MedPage Today, an online publication for physicians and other health-care professionals, recently asked the question: What frustrates you?

Andrew Buelt, DO, a family medicine resident at HCA-West Florida's Family Care at Bardmoor, a wealthy enclave in Pinellas County, had a lot to say:

Medical education is "dull and ancient," the ability of pharmaceutical companies to manipulate doctors is "repulsive," "meaningful use" is hindering doctor-patient communication instead of helping, and too many patients want a "magic pill" rather than the hard work of getting and staying healthy.

Read Buelt's essay.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.