This is the story of how a young high school student, through a quirk of fate, begins walking down a path that leads him to become a rural family doctor in Montana.
Having served a close-knit community for fifty years Dr. Robert Whiting recounts a story of a diphtheria outbreak, some interesting cancer outcomes, and several cases requiring difficult decision making.
In this personal account, you'll learn what the medical textbooks can't teach you:
You'll also follow Dr. Whiting-a sportsman, musician, and a husband-outside the profession. Somehow, he manages all those roles as he successfully carries out his practice. Take a closer look into just how he did it, and learn how changes in medicine have affected practitioners in From the Bedside to the HMO: A Doctor's Journey.
- How changes in medicine have directly affected practitioners
- The bond a small-town doctor forges with his community
- Creative ways to dealing with ailments
- The effects of malpractice charges on the profession
- And much more!