Good medicine is all about blood flow and organ failure, mutation and degeneration. Good healthcare is all about trust, contact, communication, listening, discovering your goals and being heard. For doctors, it’s also about danger: risking the dark microbial forces of COVID, staph, monkeypox, MRSA, C. diff, and hardening of the arteries. Your first 207 antibiotics can transport you to a state of health. Your 208 can send you into anaphylactic shock.
Medical training is the science of pain.