As you know, President Obama famously promised us that “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” That myth has been exposed many times over. Then there’s the scenario where your doctor tells you that he is no longer going to practice, and it is largely due to changes from Obamacare. It then becomes personal.
We received a letter in the mail (yes, people still send those) from our infectious disease doctor stating “After an extremely difficult period of thought and soul-searching I have decided to cease practice after almost 47 years.” We were scheduled to see Dr. Ronald Fishbach soon after as we were going on one our annual sojourns after tax season and had to determine whether we needed any shots in a few questionable countries. Hopefully, that will be all for which you need an infectious disease doctor. Unless, of course, you live in Los Angeles where we have an outbreak of typhus due to a runaway homeless problem.
After dealing with the fact we would have to find some other slug who doesn’t have half the knowledge of Fishbach, a quest to discern Fishbach’s rationale ensued. It was quite obvious from his letter that he was… Read More