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We can all agree that nothing is worse than your doctor keeping you waiting when you're sick.
So -- your doctor really bad busy.
Word what is he doing it's making -- late is he really out on the golf course joining us now to separate fact from fiction.
Fox's medical -- team doctor Marc Siegel dot.
Alison great to see your doctor's always latest U2 PM appointment and you -- -- why -- it never happened -- -- -- The answer is actually paperwork -- it's a myth that there on the golf course we used to be out on the golf course but now.
Well under piles and piles of it 50% or more of our time is spent on paperwork half of that one non clinical stuff nothing even to do with your medical care.
But for those that are on the golf course by the way 87%.
Are being asked medical questions so we can't escape in the -- -- will never get away from work so generous doctors nowadays are really not playing golf a lot they're definitely not and they don't want you to be waiting -- -- sometimes have no choice because when -- when you wait.
More pressure on the -- Okay so our next question is are doctors deliberately keeping patients waiting you're not doing that to like gin up interest or something now that's also the famous and that varies depending on where in the country or by the way in Denver it's short about fifteen minutes into and it -- be our shot at Mississippi 25 minutes.
The difference has to do with probably the paperwork and the culture of the area but it's very variable -- even fifteen minutes let's person is too long to be waiting.
And people are nervous when they're not feeling well they wanna be seen right away I'm sympathetic but I also of the paperwork.
You doctors like it when patients ask questions or is that just more time consuming -- you know patients think we don't like it good doctors like because when you ask a question -- that tells me something about -- -- tells me what you're thinking what you're worried about what you might be -- with.
And I can filter I can say well that's something you should worry about that something you shouldn't.
Stuff from the Internet that comes -- I'm used to and I know how to handle it.
Here's a comment conception and that is that doctors order a lot of tests were actually all being over tested.
Because doctors are afraid of being sued.
I think overall that's a myth most of the time doctors -- ordering a lot of tests cause we have a lot we can be looking for.
And we'd rather not miss something even if it's only there to 3% of the time.
You don't want to miss something so rather that I test and find some thing where been missing entirely if something happens -- later on it's in order to get an -- that's the main reason.
Let's talk about your salary.
That's the up and there is -- conception that doctors are loaded the doctors make a lot of money but are they being paid as much as we think I don't want people out.
There to be feeling sorry for doctors but the truth is doctors are making less than you think they're making the making less and less all the time.
And they're being asked to do more and more more regulations under Obama care more that we have to do.
I mean again nobody's gonna cry for this for the average income of a -- somewhere around 150 to 200000.
That's a lot but there's a lot for that a lot of training that goes at a less than we think that is and I got a 600 -- it's just so much -- president.
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