Since physicians know a lot about staying healthy, they get sick less, right? Probably not.
In this world, there are no guarantees. Becoming a doctor doesn’t mean becoming immune to sickness and accidents.
Medical caregivers are just as prone to diseases as any other person. Like the rest of us, physicians need and receive medical care too. However, more often than not, when a physician is sick for a period of time, to creates havoc for his medical practice. Christianna McCausland of Baltimore Magazine writes.
“When a doctor does become sick, it creates a complicated situation for not only the physician patient, but for the physician treating the doctor, and the patients that the sick doctor oversees.”
In some cases, illnesses can leave doctors disabled for years or even their life. No amount of lectures and hands-on activities at medical school could prepare doctors for this scenerio, especially if the disease isn’t their expertise.”
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The risk of contracting diseases or unexpected injuries is high for doctors as any other occuaption. Thismakes it imperative for doctors to get physician disability insurance. Disability income policies for physicians replace a portion of their income, and if the policy includes a catastrophic rider, it will also provide an additional monthly benefit in the event the insured cannot perform at least two activities of daily living.
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(Source: “When Doctors Get Sick,” Baltimore Magazine)