Feeding The Bear

Remember this guy? His name is Jimmy McMillion and he made some waves in the 2010 election for govenor of New York. He did that with a distinctive look and a memorable tagline that clearly resonated with people. Whenever he had a microphone pointed in his direction, he would reply, “I represent the rent is too damn high party.”

Despite his immediate recognition, he did not get elected. But he did get his point across, people all across the country were agreeing about the rent in big cities like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco… it was too damn high! (I think it still is)
At least once a day, a patient in my office will have a similar comment about the American Healthcare system. But it’s way beyond the “rent” being too high. Healthcare has become a frustrating vortex of long waits, completely unknown and apparently unknowable prices, and automated answering machines repeating 25 times that “we care about your call, please stay on the line.”
Yet we just keep “feeding this bear” and going back because we think there are no good alternatives.
Our QuikSurg patients tell us (literally) everyday how thankful they are for:
1) The fair prices that are paid the day of surgery and always discussed before any procedure is done
2) Our committment to seeing patients within 5 minutes of their arrival
3) The empathy shown them from the placement of the lidocaine to numb the skin to the free follow-up visits
4) “A place that can do this *__________ and do it so well.” This is our most common remark in our effort to be remarkable!
*Fill in the blank with one of the 12 procedures listed on QuikSurg.com
Photo credit: By David Shankbone – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13841810
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