One Of America’s Most Powerful Doctors Still Dons Medical Gloves On Weekends
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' chief medical officer Dr. Patrick H. Conway still treats patients and works with colleagues who have no idea that he has had a say in almost every significant or controversial health care policy change contemplated by the Obama administration.
The New York Times:
Shaping Health Policy For Millions, And Still Treating Some On The Side
On weekdays, Dr. Patrick H. Conway is one of the most powerful doctors in America, steering federal health programs that spend nearly $1 trillion a year while shaping health policies that affect tens of millions of citizens. On many weekends, he is just another doctor in blue sterile gloves and a yellow gown with a stethoscope around his neck, comforting children and training young physicians, many of whom have no idea of his other role. (Pear, 3/29)