The Source: Are You Your Doctor's First Concern?

May 12, 2014

Doctors are facing a marketplace that demands they think about many things before the patient. That's according to a new book by Dr. Jack Cochran, executive director of the Permanente Federation and author Charles Kenney called "The Doctor Crisis: How Physicians Can and Must Lead the Way to Better Health Care."

Cochran argues it has never been less fulfilling emotionally and professionally than today to be a doctor. This assumes a doctor was inspired to join the field to help people and not just to make money. 

A flawed system has led to perverse incentives and outcomes, and Cochran believes that doctors are the ones that need to get it back on track.


  • Dr. Jack Cochran, medical doctor and co-author of "The Doctor Crisis"

*This is the first segment in the May 12 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM. Audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.