Michele deantonio said:
I understand the complexities of the job of the CEO in this current healthcare climate, but as a primary care physician, I too am on call 24/7 and available 365 days a year. My salary has decreased substantially at the whim of the insurance companies and government regulation. I am on staff at institutions that continue to give employees yearly salary increases in spite of the current fiscal climate. I wish to emphasize that we in primary care are not responsible for the rapid rise in healthcare costs, but rather it is the continuing excesses at the hospital level that are inconsistent with today's economic realities.