"Interesting how you don't really notice extreme competence until it is replaced with incompetence": http://tinyurl.com/blcp49I wish I could say things as concisely as he can. I was trying to think of how to explain that most of our medical dealings are characterized by "extreme competence". You tend to just accept it, though, like the air you breathe, gratefully but not consciously, until it's NOT there.
So THANK YOU THANK YOU to all the health care professionals and therapists who are quietly doing their job competently and thoroughly, and they are legion. I am always surprised at how many people are thoroughly competent, which makes it so surprising when we encounter the reverse. Even most of the individuals I dealt with at the pharmacy in the past couple of weeks fell into this category as individuals. They were cleaning up other peoples' messes.... which indicates the need for not only individual conscientiousness, but also a supervisory emphasis on efficiency.