Why Some Doctors Just “Aren’t Feeling It”

Why some doctors are the way they are
Hopefully we all know doctors who followed their bliss and are working with medicine patients and surgery, living the dream.
I don’t think that is the majority.
I am sure that there are 50 reasons why someone would end up being a doctor of some kind.
But I think a lot of doctors are doctors, because their mom said so. That, regardless of what the child’s proclivity might’ve been coming to school, his or her mom said “you’re going to be a doctor or a lawyer! And that’s the end of it”
I really do believe that some of the doctors we see are there because it’s the career that was picked for them By well-meaning parents.

Which brings me to my next point, and that is “bandwagon thinking”
That, anyone who keeps up, anyone engaging modern thought, thinks the same as the majority as they cycle through one fad after another. There is a long list of things that the medical community both human and animal side have latched onto and fervently believe in, because it’s the latest thought.

These days, in both medical professions human and animal, the establishment is the emperor, and the latest “thing“ are the new clothes. And you have to decide where you stand on these issues.

I am 10 years away from the end of my veterinary career, and, I am a practice owner: I don’t have a boss or a company to tell me what I think, so I have less to lose with dissenting thought than my contemporaries. This will become increasingly true as more and more of my contemporaries are merely employees for a corporation that will specify their belief system, preempting the need to form one.
So eventually it won’t matter. “Mob thought” Will be specified in an employee handbook.

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.