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Physician Satisfaction

This week, thousands of New Jersey doctors walked off the job to protest rising rates for malpractice insurance. And in a recent study, doctors reported that maintaining clinical autonomy was more important to them than how much money they made. Join host Ira Flatow as he speaks with doctors about how satisfied they are with their jobs.


David Blumenthal, M.D.
*Director, Institute for Health Policy, The Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners HealthCare System
*Professor of Medicine and Professor of Healthcare Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.

Jamie Weisman, M.D.
*Author, As I Live and Breathe: Notes of a Patient-Doctor (North Point Press, 2002)
*Private practice Dermotologist, Austell, Ga.

John Poole, M.D.
*Director, Department of Surgery, Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, New Jersey

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Ira Flatow