Regarding the article “When physicians burn out, solutions are elusive," as long as physicians are seen purely as the economic engines of healthcare, as “producers,” where value and worth is equated purely to production and productivity, burnout will be rampant. The concept of patient-centered healthcare, not physician-centered, has further alienated physicians by saying to them they were not even capable of setting appropriate priorities for their profession. Treating physicians like valued professionals means realigning compensation with contribution, realizing everyone doesn't want to see 26 patients a day, and creating physician jobs that value different approaches to day-to-day practice. Hospital COOs don't fit a single mold. Executives aren't scheduled without their consent. Why should physicians be treated differently?