The Doctor's Perspective

21 December 2011 / Impairment Rating Specialists / Comments Off on The Doctor's Perspective

Doing medicine in the California workers' compensation system is unlike any other medical specialty or experience.

When I began my family medicine training in 1994, I really enjoyed the opportunity to rotate through all the specialty fields. I found the practice of general medicine to offer a new and different challenge every day in my residency training. Every two months I would suddenly find myself in a new rotation, learning new kinds of medicine, terminology and subcultures.

Every field of medicine had its perspective on disease, diagnosis, treatment and even the approach to learning. Just when I was beginning to get an understanding of the rotation and the hierarchy of the department politics, it was off to the next chapter in training. This was my life for three years.

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