Monday, January 18, 2010
Check out this article about a pediatrician in Haiti who is tending to more than a hundred patients in his home. Something tells me that he isn't worried about coding, lawsuits, or payment. This is a real hero of medicine. The horror from this earthquake is unimaginable for the rest of us. We have been touched by catastrophes such as 9/11 and Katrina but the sheer amount of people dying from the tsunami a few years back or this earthquake in Haiti is heartbreaking. Unfortunately, they are just numbers to us until we read these personal stories. Eighteen patients have died in this doc's house so far. A pregnant lady died giving birth from internal hemorrhaging. There is continuous crying and moaning. They have no running water and no sutures to stitch people up. Remember this when you go to the office and bitch about something trivial.
Posted by Authentic Medicine Blog at 5:07 AM