Claudia Lepper, MD, Specialist in general medicine
From 1998, I ran a "normal doctor's surgery as a family doctor and general practitioner" for approximately 8 years. As I had been taught throughout my studies and education, I supplied my patients with pain medication, blood pressure medication, antibiotics, etc. At least once a week, I welcomed a pharmaceutical representative who provided me with information about the latest products from the respective companies. For my chronically-ill patients, I would often use longer than the 7 minutes designated by the social insurance companies in order to be able to achieve a change in behaviour during the patient discussion. However, I did often have to fall back on medication if this was not successful.
I indulged in my hobby, acupuncture, by taking part in the "best-practice model for acupuncture" which had been newly-introduced by the health insurance companies.
I thought I was a good doctor who took good care of her pa...