They make you look like a moron. Not a doctor.
What makes me say this?
Because yesterday I got a letter from a local family practice doc, who I know recently purchased a computer chart system. A note on an 87 year old lady with advanced dementia, who lives in an Alzheimer's nursing home, featured this line:
"The following preventative issues were discussed with the patient: seatbelt use, driving safety, breast self-exam, testicular self-exam, tobacco avoidance, illicit drug use, safe sex, exercise, nutrition, alcohol moderation, caffeine moderation, routine screening for colon/breast/prostate cancer, and weight control."
1. He's a moron, and really did all that.
2. He's just letting the computer fill in every default, so he can bill for time, and is still a moron.
3. He's not even bothering to see the patients anymore, and is a lazy moron.