Fed-Up American Doctors: The Newest Overseas Migrants

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…