Cher Jacobsen MD 

185 W. 4th Ave Ste B 

Post Falls, ID 83854

 

 Tel: 208-773-1592

© 2016 by Cher Jacobsen

 

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An Open Letter To  My Valued Patients. . .

 

I have become increasingly dismayed by dangerous changes to the delivery of medical care in America.  The government and insurance companies have exerted increasingly draconian control over medical decision-making.  Office visits are now too short to be safe or useful, and are unsatisfying to doctors and to their valued patients.  The computer has somehow become more important than the patient in the exam room.  Doctors are overwhelmed by unnecessary regulations and burdensome mandates that reduce the time we can spend in the care of patients.  I know many of you have shared in these frustrations as well.

 

I believe the doctor-patient relationship is sacred, and I am not willing to compromise the quality of care my patients deserve.  As such, I find I am no longer able to work in a system that erodes the doctor-patient bond and places the patient at unnecessary risk.  My trusted colleagues are responding to the same noxious...

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