Fed-Up American Doctors: The Newest Overseas Migrants

Monya De, MD MPH
6 min readSep 19, 2020

Gretchen Bosacker, M.D., hasn’t been asked for opioids or benzodiazepines (medicines like Xanax or Ativan) in six months. A family medicine physician, she takes a full hour for lunch every day. Her office staff tsk-tsks if she doesn’t take her morning break, and a hot cup of tea arrives when she needs it.

She does paperwork during protected time carved out during her work day. A nurse runs through the litany of preventive health questions before the patient sees her, so she already knows the answers to things like “When was your last Pap…

Monya De, MD MPH

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