Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Los Angeles Is A Terrible Place To Start A Medical Practice
Why don't I live closer to my workplace? Because a doctor's income is barely sufficient to purchase a house big enough to raise a young family on the Westside of LA. Almost all our staff who have small children live just as far away from the hospital as me in order to have access to good public schools and park space. We are experiencing an exodus of young anesthesiologists in our staff who either want to move away to afford a better lifestyle or their spouses refuse to consider the sacrifices they would need to make in order to live here. So unless ninety degree temperatures in the middle of February is your first priority in finding a place to work, LA is a terrible city for doctors to practice, especially if you're just starting out your career.