Posted at 18:46h
Our mission in Physicians for Patient Protection is to ensure physician-led care
for all patients and to advocate for truth and transparency
regarding healthcare providers. Physician-led care matters because that's exactly what many patients are not getting. And we know that physician-led care is exactly what the vast majority of patients want.1
Why do we exist? For patients.
Every day, patients in the United States are being denied access to physician-led care.
“You don’t need to see a doctor; the PA is just as good,” they are told. Or, “Our NP has a doctorate in nursing – she can do everything that a physician can do.”
While most patients tend to be rightly skeptical that care will be “the same,” they may give in to the pressure from front-desk staff and agree to see a non-physician provider (NPP) – or they may not have a choice. This denial of patient access to physician care is wrong. But if we don’t do something about it, it will continue and only worsen.