During a conversation with a office manager / nurse of the Cleveland clinic in Cleveland, Ohio http://clevelandclinic.com we discussed the incredibly long waiting list to see a psychiatrist at The clinic. The wait is no less than 3 months and up to six months. “the problem is that we don’t have enough doctors” WHAT !!!
I replied with a resounding “WHAT”!!. She calmly and clearly stated it’s as simple as that. We are talking about the Cleveland clinic a worldwide renowned medical institute, ranked second in the United States only to the Mayo clinic. A leader in numerous medical breakthroughs a trend setter in first time procedures.
They don’t have enough doctors, does that sound plausible, wouldn’t you think an institution of this stature would recognize and fix.
Especially enlight of the number of people prescribed Benzodiazepines. It is estimated 5.6 million Americans filled prescriptions for these addictive medications last year.
Between 1996 and 2013, the number of adults who filled a benzodiazepine prescription increased by 67%, from 8.1 million to 13.5 million.
The problem she said is not just a Cleveland clinic problem. It’s a problem city and county wide. A city as old and a city as established as Cleveland and a county as large as Cuyahoga County. POPULATION 1.3 million in 2017.
How can people wait three to six months to see a psychiatrist when they’re using addictive controlled substances. The clinic also has a policy that restricts there PCP doctors from prescribing these meds. So now what?
Combine this with the opiate epidemic and its a calamity. The great Cleveland clinic is more worried about there Bottom line than caring for people. Cleveland.com is a great source of information.
And this is America. We should be ashamed.