Who is Dr. Hendricks?

“I quit when medicine was placed under State control some years ago,” said Dr. Hendricks. “Do you know what it takes to perform a brain operation? Do you know the kind of skill it demands, and the years of passionate, merciless, excruciating devotion that go to acquire that skill? That was what I could not place at the disposal of men whose sole qualification to rule me was their capacity to spout the fraudulent generalities that got them elected to the privilege of enforcing their wishes at the point of a gun. I would not let them dictate the purpose for which my years of study had been spent, or the conditions of my work, or my choice of patients, or the amount of my reward. I observed that in all the discussions that preceded the enslavement of medicine, men discussed everything—except the desires of the doctors. Men considered only the ‘welfare’ of the patients, with no thought for those who were to provide it. That a doctor should have any right, desire or choice in the matter, was regarded as irrelevant selfishness; his is not to choose, they said, but ‘to serve.’ That a man who's willing to work under compulsion is too dangerous a brute to entrust with a job in the stockyards—never occurred to those who proposed to help the sick by making life impossible for the healthy. I have often wondered at the smugness at which people assert their right to enslave me, to control my work, to force my will, to violate my conscience, to stifle my mind—yet what is it they expect to depend on, when they lie on an operating table under my hands? Their moral code has taught them to believe that it is safe to rely on the virtue of their victims. Well, that is the virtue I have withdrawn. Let them discover the kind of doctors that their system will now produce. Let them discover, in the operating rooms and hospital wards, that it is not safe to place their lives in the hands of a man they have throttled. It is not safe, if he is the sort of man who resents it—and still less safe, if he is the sort who doesn’t.”
-- Ayn Rand, from Atlas Shrugged, published in 1957

March Professionals Helping Professionals Semaniar was Fantastic!

Thanks to everyone who attended this morning's PHP seminar at UDI Winter Park office. What a great turnout! Thanks again to Brianna for getting things together.

Drs. Ingrando and Connelly were awesome speaking about nervous system physiology and whiplash injury. One of the best I've heard on the subject. Richard Hale, Esquire did a great job discussing PIP statues including some very interesting case law.

Jennifer Taggart was fantastic discussing Small business management. Karlye Martonelli and Stephan finished the seminar with a wonderful and informative talk on the subject of internet marketing.

What a great networking opportunity for all! The turnout was great and the coffee was hot. What could be a better way to start off the weekend. While Orlando sleeps, we are learning and networking!!

Don't miss the next seminar on April 17 from 8 to 10:30 am at UDI Winter Park office. So far the list of speakers include Dr. Marc Ott, Michael Mills, Esq., and David Stahl from SunTrust. RSVP to Brianna Entler at bentler@udiwp.com.

Anyone interested in presenting at future seminars can also contact Brianna.

Please check out the lecture materials posted on this website from past talks.