Let us hope that "Modern doctors practicing impetuous movement" (Letters, May 23) is not directed at Maui's medical community as may be construed.
It is unfortunate that the letter writer's position seems motivated more by print input and less by personal experience, but in either event it paints all doctors as mechanical men, unable to diagnose, unfamiliar with pharmacological tools available and limiting visits to no more than seven minutes. The source for these and other negative views appears to be from an unnamed magazine.
My experience is limited to Kaiser, a plan I have experienced for nearly 30 years. Physicians come and go due to transfer or retirement and without exception, all have been attentive, interested in and sensitive to my complaints and never have I felt I was given short shrift.
This letter is prompted by the recognition that we live on a little island and the view that our medical community is small and competent, and I deemed it unfair to tar and feather them all.
David L. Florence