One of the biggest changes is the amount of time allotted to an office visit. “In the practice of internal medicine as recently as a decade ago, seeing 15 or 20 patients a day in the office was considered pushing the limit for a conscientious physician. Today, 50 patients a day is common and reports of 70 or more are not unheard of,” he said.
Nancy Keene’s daughter already knew plenty about doctors and medicine by the tender age of 6. She had been treated for leukemia for more than two years and now she was going to have an operation. But she became very upset when the anesthesiologist started to talk to her.