More Saturday coverage and longer days — for nothing? No thanks. Newsflash: People don't like working, but will do it if you properly motivate them.
Eric Postal, MD
As a distance runner and a teleradiologist, I prefer the slow and steady accomplishment of the long haul.
The notion of a physician as genuine leader of a healthcare team has fallen into disrepute. And it's handy to have someone to blame.
Radiology can be an isolating field. But as our dealings with others get less direct, communications can be misunderstood, unanswered, or lost.
Those oft-repeated stories about physicians that resonate well with people outside of and unfamiliar with still permeate conversations.
There are few buzzwords likelier to get a strong reaction from radiologists than the one mentioned above. Bring it up, and folks can get animated, agitated, or downright angry. Part of what makes this such a tinderbox is that “teleradiology” refers to a heterogeneous group of entities, and it’s easy to dismiss them all with a single condemning sweep of the hand.