In response to Ian McAleer's letter in Sunday's Tribune Chronicle, I would like to ask "What is your problem?" Doctors are complaining not only for their benefit but for yours as well.
There are fewer and fewer young people entering the field of medicine and more and more older doctors leaving because of the lack of reimbursement and high overhead expenses. Our area is at a particular disadvantage because most young physicians are going to be looking at setting up practices in areas that have way more to offer, so where does that leave us?
And the writer wants to disparage the great doctors that we have because they have art on their walls? Shame on him!
Blame the greedy insurance companies who started taking from the doctors years ago with exorbitant malpractice insurance. Now they want to extort the doctors again by cutting premiums and instituting regulations that will only hurt patients.
Blaming doctors for not speaking up to protect themselves is like blaming the chickens after the fox got into the hen house. So please stop whining about paintings and piped in music and start complaining about the real problem here.