The following is a guest post by our RRT friend Will Lessons.
Recently Obama received the Time Magazine "Man of the Year" award because he was, according to the magazine, "able to get the vote of the low information voters." Playing on this theme, I would like to nominate for next year's prize the low information doctor.
Low Information Doctors don't know squat about respiratory therapy; it means they are not informed about Ventolin and Ventolators and BiPAP and Mucomyst and Atrovent. Some low-information doctors don't care, to the extent that they care when they have a sick patient, but other than that, it's TMZ and the E! Entertainment channel. You know, uninformed is not low informed. Uninformed is not they don't care to be informed. The low informed doctor simply chooses to be informed about other things, like Claire Danes and what she did with Clinton after the Golden Globes. Or Kim Kardashian's baby with Kanye. I mean, they care more about that than they do the benefits of Ventolin or the truth about the hypoxic drive hoax.
Yes, you heard me right. The low information doctor who may be the best doctor in the world, and yet he has no clue about respiratory therapy. Respiratory therapy is beyond the scope of their knowledge, yet they excel at making up theories about how ventolin ails every irritating lung sound.
Note: The views of Will are not necessarily those of Rick Frea.