Worcester pediatrician Lynda Young, MD, became the 129th president of the Massachusetts Medical Society last week, delivering an address that extolled the benefits of the small physician practice, and committing the Society to leading by working together with others.
She said, “Our bedrock principle is to keep the physician and patient in control of clinical decision-making. I agree that health care must be affordable. And I understand that decision-making is not a simple matter anymore.
“But if we lose sight of this central relationship – the physician-patient relationship — we lose health care — not health care as we know it – but health care itself.”