Sandeep Jauhar | The Federalist – “American Medicine’s Midlife Crisis”
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The Federalist “American Medicine’s Midlife Crisis”

The Federalist “American Medicine’s Midlife Crisis”

“By framing the book around his own midlife crisis, Jauhar tries to illuminate the midlife crisis of modern American medicine, now roughly forty years old—from the advent of Medicare to the current upheavals of Obamacare. He begins his account with a new job at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where he’s hired as an attending cardiologist specializing in congestive heart failure, a post he hopes will afford him the opportunity ‘to develop close relationships with critically ill patients and provide long-term care.’ Initially, Jahuar basks in the glow of working at a teaching hospital, practicing medicine in an academic setting, mostly free from the financial concerns that consume physicians in private practice, which he considers mercenary and antithetical to his high-minded notions of what the practice of medicine should be…”