NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 13, 1978
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(Studio) Report on physician who has special view of financial relations with patients, given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Excelsior, Minnesota) Dr. Milton Seifert's patients reported to set his fees and tell him how to run clinic; this system said to free Seifert to practice med. fulltime instead of in assembly line fashion. Details of Seifert's practice given. Ex. given is his meeting with patient Donan Tanberg. [SEIFERT - discusses Tanberg's personal problems.] His reasons for such practice of medical stated. [SEIFERT - says patients' mental health is as impt. as physical health.] Mtgs. of patient advisory council described; one situation given as example of discussion there is disgruntled patient. [WOMAN - asks if there is refund policy; thinks one ought to be set.] [SEIFERT - isn't sure that's realistic.] [PEOPLE - react to Seifert's plan.]
REPORTER: Jim Cummins
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