We do it because we care
“We’re the only doctors who will take care of you first and ask questions about payment later, so we end up giving one-third of our care for free—and lose about $100,000 of income a year. Yet we still do it. This is the best specialty in the world.” —Ramon Johnson, MD. These are the 50 secrets that hospitals won’t tell you (but every patient should know).
Say “thank you”
“In the ER, nurses provide most of the hands-on care. So be nice.” —Donna Mason, RN
An ambulance isn’t a fancy taxi
“When we arrive, don’t expect us to say hello. We’re focused on the patient. Once he’s stable, then we’ll introduce ourselves.” —Don Lundy, paramedic, Charleston County, South Carolina