To the editor:
The September class in our Kennesaw State University MBA program for physician executives read and commented on the article "Armchair ed" (see September, page 41).
These comments come from a true "armchair ed" (not quite a "rocking chair ed").
I used to agree with those colleagues who say, "I just want to practice medicine and let someone else worry about the business." This way of thinking could result in costly mistakes.
If physicians and their organizations are to succeed in a modern healthcare environment, they must learn the language of business.
Physicians frequently complain that we are losing control of the business side of medicine. What about joining (in your spare time) those among us who believe that the stethoscope, medical chart, spreadsheet and laptop are not mutually exclusive?
Eduardo Montana Sr., M.D. East Cobb Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Marietta, Ga.