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Controversy Over Part Time Doctors

September 16th, 2011

Karen Sibert’s recent op-ed in the New York Times has resulted in a heated discussion over physicians who choose to work part-time.  I submitted the following letter to the editor in response:

Karen Sibert offers a disturbing value judgment on doctors practicing part-time.  As a radiologist and a mother of two, my personal decision to work fewer hours during a fraction of my career is no one’s business aside from my family and my employer.  As to the claim that I owe something to the government because Medicare subsidized hospitals during my training,

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