Study: female doctors get paid less than male doctors
A team of researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and women’s hospital say female doctors spend more time with patients discussing preventative care than male doctors. But, female doctors only make about 87-cents to the dollar compared to their male counterparts. Researchers found that women spend on average two minutes more with patients than men. The study also shows that female doctors report the highest rate of burnout – and that it is likely connected to the type of work they do. The study says women face societal pressure to be kind and attentive while treating patients.
How to get the most out of every medical visit -- especially now
But regardless of whether you’ve felt sick these past few months, safe to say, you always want to get the most out of every medical appointment. Here are some tips you can use to make every medical appointment as valuable as possible. Consider a video visit. Medical offices can be overwhelmed by patients, especially lately, so if your symptoms are mild, consider a video visit to discuss your concerns and get some health recommendations. And when you choose a video visit, you will not have to drive to the office, or even get out of bed.