Executive Order: National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council

Sustainable Health: Are You Ready to Be Forced into Health Prevention

- Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I was greeted today at the doctor’s office by a full waiting room, reminiscent of communist polyclinics. It was almost three hours before I saw the doctor for less than five minutes. He was unfocused and hurried.

Six months ago, the wait was fifteen minutes and the doctor was relaxed and had plenty of time to spend with his patients. I asked him why such a long wait and hurry. He rolled his eyes and said, “New Obama care regulations and compliance.