So after 20 years of practice, Board Certified, MOC'd, actually caring for the patient, deciding on best care alternatives, why would ANYone interfere with that? You deny my request, fine, you have NOW taken over the care and treatment of the patient, with all the responsibilities of that care. How can you give us all the accountability, but no authority? This must change.

– Dr. M. B., Ohio
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