A number of years ago I supervised the care for my mom. I sensed that some doctors didn’t really want to take care of her. I shared this with a friend who was a physician. He told me that many doctors don’t like taking care of older Medicare patients for two reasons. First, they prefer to take patients they can make better. My mom had emphysema. The doctors weren’t able to cure her condition, only manage symptoms. The second issue he shared had to do with payment. Physicians don’t get paid a lot through Medicare. They don’t like giving full service for partial pay from Medicare.