General Medicine: State of Internal Medicine in Central Florida

General medicine is in a desperate need for a makeover that involves improving the quality of internal and general care in the Central Florida area. There has been a sharp decline in the number of people opting for a career in General Medicine, which is an alarming situation to face in the economy today.

The number of people applying for general medicine has shown a steady decline over the past decade, with the major reasons being cited as job specifications and the pressures of balancing work and social life. There is a growing need for better quality medical care in society today, since standards have declined in health care in the Central Florida area.

People prefer to go after jobs with handsome packages and do not require as much stress as general medicine care. This has caused a glaring gap in demand and supply for general medicine practitioners.  The specialists are growing thin in number, which is creating a problem for the health care industry, since it cannot provide new specialists in general medicine and the standards of common health care have dropped steadily in the United States.

This begs the question, as to why people should consider a career as a General Medicine practitioner today.

Why Choose General Medicine Today?

There has been a rise in people being admitted to hospitals and health care centers all over the United States, with medical cases becoming more complex to overcome. This has created an essential the need for a greater number of general medicine specialists in order to provide specialized care to patients.

The appeal for the general medicine practitioners has been notice to follow a gradual fall; with longer working hours and lesser pay packages playing a significant role in that regard. Medical practitioners were viewed as heroes in the 80’s and 90’s, but that view has lost its charm in light of the failing economy and lack of well-paying jobs. The role of a general medicine practitioner goes beyond the hospital working hours, since they are also called upon to provide consultation on complex cases, where diagnosis is proving to be a hurdle. This has contributed in diminishing importance even further in the eyes of future generations, who rather prefer to choose a career as a banker or pilot than a medical practitioner.

Glorifying the Role

One way to counter the problem of fewer people considering a career in general medicine is by making working hours more relaxed and enticing prospective students with higher pay in the field of medicine. General understanding gives way to the logic of having better work hours when ample staff will be present to deal with the functioning of the health care centers.  The role of a general medicine specialist has also lost its dignity, since they are often taken for granted and called on to consult on cases which are simple and do not meet their standards of expertise.

There have been calls made by the government to properly glorify the role of a general medicine practitioner in the eyes of young students and identify the need for more heroes in the field of medicine today. Failure to do this may result in a further decline in the quality and status of general medicine in the United States.

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