Dr. Brian Keppler is a health care analyst, consultant, and very accomplished executive who serves on multiple Boards for healthcare initiatives. He founded a website called Care & Cost which touches on a plethora of healthcare topics.
Recently, he took a physician’s salary table published in Practice Link and re-sorted the list by relative value. Dr. Keppler wrote that relative value is a simple calculation that compares the value between different commodities.
Here’s what he computed :
At current medium offer rates – without considering benefits or production bonuses, the average family doc can expect to earn around $10 million less than an invasive cardiologist or an orthopedic surgeon over the course of a 30 year career.
Wow! That’s an amazing difference. But well deserved. Anyway, here’s the table.