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Mark Lewis: When patients are waiting for their doctors
Apr 21, 2024, 07:45

Mark Lewis: When patients are waiting for their doctors

Mark Lewis shared a post by Shawn F. Gremminger, President and CEO at the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions on X/Twitter, adding:

“The last time I ran an hour late an understandably aggrieved patient asked me if I “had been on the golf course or at the steakhouse” (I had been having a hospice discussion) But my honest, confidentiality-respecting answer is always that every patient gets the time they need.”

Quoting Shawn F. Gremminger’s post:

“I’m at the pediatrician office for a well child visit with my daughter. Appointment was 9:20. Vitals taken and paperwork filled out, but still waiting to see a doctor. Reason number 30584 of why healthcare in the US sucks. Why can every other sector keep appts, but physicians can’t?”

Source: Mark Lewis/X and Shawn F. Gremminger/X

Mark A. Lewis is the Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah, the Co-Chair of adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology in the SWOG cooperative group, and the Vice President of American Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Support. Dr. Lewis is also a well-known patient advocate and social media influencer.