The article about the physician shortage and health care (TNT, 7-30) hit home in this household.
Early this month, I was very ill and transported to a Tacoma hospital. I was there for more than 10 hours. Every room was full, and on that night, the hospital was a trauma center. There was one doctor running around treating gunshot wounds, car accident victims, several dying patients, along with an assortment of patients with various other illnesses.
Staff was stretched to the limits with sick people pouring through the doors. The care was marginal, the doctor was stressed out beyond …