Are doctors territorial? When it comes to quality care, we better be

Are doctors territorial? When it comes to quality care, we better be

By Eric Cadesky, MDCM, CCFP, FCFP

Being a doctor is no walk on the beach. Certainly it’s rewarding work and it’s a privilege to serve others, but recent headlines suggest that we have had sand thrown in our faces:

  • The public is told that nurse practitioners can provide the same care as family doctors.[1]
  • Naturopaths are legitimized through funding to treat patients after a car accident.[2]
  • Some pharmacists want to give a diagnosis and then sell the treatment.[3]