Some of the doctors in the medical field today are either running on very tight schedules or they are overworked through a lot of hassles, as a result of carrying out some administrative roles alongside their doctor roles.
This is one of the main reasons why some patients may complain about not getting the kind of services that they expect to receive. And to get back our primary care services to the level they were in the good days, we need to find ways of freeing the doctors from all the hassles that they are facing, so that they have enough time to focus on the patients.
Physician burnout is something that most doctors can relate to, because it is so real. Many people outside the medical system assume that the doctors cannot feel burnouts and fatigue, because they are the persons in charge of administering treatment to patients whenever they are feeling out of sorts. Well, doctors are human too, and when they are overworked, their bodies are affected as well.
With this in mind, there are lots of clinics and hospitals in the country (Bingham Memorial Hospital included) that have redesigned their policies and work systems to make sure that the doctors do get to have flexible work systems. As an added bonus, this will significantly improve the overall quality of the medical services that the patients are benefiting from. This way we will once again be able to enjoy the benefits offered by good primary care.