Posted: Nov 10, 2011 4:23 PM
From South Texas Comprehensive Cancer Centers
By Lalitha M. Janaki, M.D.
CORPUS CHRISTI - I was asked repeatedly within the last two months about where I have been and what I do these days. My answer has been, "I'm on my third Political Rotation." As you know, when in medical school and after, we have clinical rotations. But, in some lives, there are these Political Rotations!!
I started my career in Corpus Christi, some time ago, and was affiliated with a major medical system for about ten years. Then suddenly these exclusion critera kicked in and exclusive contracts went into place. Of course, you can be excluded, because of your affiliation or whatever. That was my first rotation.
Moving on with life, by the grace of God, and the help of good friends, you set up your tent with another medical system. A decade goes by, you make good money for the system, like the one before, but then, the same old drama, another exclusivity. Suddenly, you do not belong to the correct society, or class, or creed, or color, and on and on. I completed my second rotation.
My third decade began with a privately owned facility and still goes on. Politics are everywhere, just like air, water, sunshine, and hopefully, ANGELS. We need them for survival.
This reminds me of an article I wrote in 1992 for this magazine about the game of chess. My conclusions then are still valid now. Sometimes, we are just pawns.
(Editor's note: the 1992 article can be found on the NCMS website: www.nuecesmedsociety.org)
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