In Pennsylvania and throughout the country, controversy continues to surround the topic of marijuana, in particular, whether it should be decriminalized under federal law and whether or not using it in certain forms has medical benefits. Many states have already adopted their own medical marijuana laws. A doctor in a neighboring state was proud to be one of the first physicians to register for the medical marijuana program in his area in 2012, but his work in this particular field has apparently led to medical licensing problems.
After completing many years of education and perhaps research, you may feel you have earned the respect and consideration of your colleagues as well as others on the medical staff where you work. You may be proud of your knowledge in your field and have little tolerance for those who do not give their full effort and attention to the serious work of practicing medicine.
Pennsylvania doctors and nurses often encounter challenges regarding their relationships with patients, especially if a particular patient complains that he or she is not satisfied with the care being provided. From complaints regarding bedside manner to those involving clerical issues, such as having to wait a long time to get an appointment, working as a medical professional can be quite stressful. When a serious problem arises, such as a filed complaint that prompts medical licensing issues, it not only causes stress for the doctor or nurse involved, it may place his or her career on the line.