Sunday, February 20, 2011

So it's real docs handing out fake excuses

---at least according to USA Today:

Doctors from numerous hospitals set up a station near the Capitol to provide notes to explain public employees' absences from work. Family physician Lou Sanner, 59, of Madison, said he had given out hundreds of notes. Many of the people he spoke with seemed to be suffering from stress, he said.
"What employers have a right to know is if the patient was assessed by a duly licensed physician about time off of work," Sanner said. "Employers don't have a right to know the nature of that conversation or the nature of that illness. So it's as valid as every other work note that I've written for the last 30 years."

Sounds like this guy's got it all figured out. Sanner's on the faculty of Family Practice at the University of Wisconsin. If it's the real Dr. Sanner (and I'm still finding it hard believe real docs would do this) I bet he could teach those residents how to crank out RVUs at lightning speed.

HT Pundit Press.

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