Stop Silencing Doctors
Will COVID-19 burn the current healthcare system to the ground? ZDoggMD thinks so. Watch the video above or read the transcript below.
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ZDoggMD: Hey, everyone. It’s Dr. Zubin Damania. That’s right. When I use my full name, it usually means stuff’s about to get real. OK, guys, I’ve heard about the firing of Dr. Ming Lin up in Washington state. He is a physician, an emergency doctor, who was fired by his organization, PeaceHealth, up there, for speaking out about the complete lack of PPE and protection for frontline staff.
This has been reported all over the place. Here is the bottom line, guys. As clinicians, as the tribe of healthcare, COVID-19 will be the catalyst that burns this broken system to the ground. Here’s why. When you have a dominator hierarchy where the profession is run by MBAs at the top, getting ridiculous salaries, who have never touched a patient … right? I’m not talking about clinician leaders. I’m not talking about all those organizations around the country that are so well led, where it’s a team, where every member of the team has a voice,...read more: