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Archive for December, 2011

The Doctor – Transcriptionist Relationship: Now, that’s Scandalous


Theirs is an unlikely relationship.  Not exactly like Demi and Ashton, but still.

If you placed a Physician (Doc, for today’s purposes) alongside a Medical transcriptionist (MT), it’s likely you couldn’t find two people with less in common.  So you think.

It’s true, our imaginary Doc and MT probably hail from very different backgrounds.  One holds advanced degrees, commands a top-dollar salary and enjoys peer respect, and patient gratitude.  (Hopefully.) The other may hold a college degree, but often learns on the job, earns an hourly wage and mostly completes his or work under the radar.  Very often – at home, staving isolation and the jeers of dishes and laundry. (more…)

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