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Tempest in a Tea Pot

on April 14th, 2008 | Filed under Comics, Optoblog

Optoblog Comic #19 Mention something good about Wal-Mart to increase readership

So ever since I announced my new direction on this blog, my readership has increased tremendously. Now, I don’t have advertising on my blog, and I didn’t do it as a publicity stunt, but nevertheless, what happened happened.

All you commenters who want to dissuade me, you can’t. You should probably start your own blog at wordpress.com called ILoveSoloPrivatePracticeAndSoShouldEveryoneElseAndIHateYouIfYouDisagree. That way you can counteract the “faulty reasoning” and “manufactured reality” that I’m feeding the uniformed optometry students because I’m “jaded” and “so opinionated.”

Let’s reiterate. I love being a Wal-Mart Optometrist. I believe it’s the future of primary care optometry. If you disagree, start your own blog.



3 Responses to “Tempest in a Tea Pot”

  1. Russ Beach, O.D. says:

    Why would I want to start my own blog, when you ask for comments? Isn’t that the point of that function? To get other opinions? If you don’t want me pointing out your poor ability to reason, then don’t allow readers to leave comments.

  2. Perry says:

    You are making this all about how easy it is for you to make money. Please explain how you are giving great care. That is what patients are interested in–not your bank account.

    [Umm…no one is doubting my ability to give great patient care. This post wasn’t about that particular topic, though. I was merely trying to explain that if two optometrists, a Wal-Mart doc and a solo private practice doc, both make $120K pre-tax net, but the Wal-Mart doc can do it 4 days a week and with less headaches than the other, then why wouldn’t everyone want to be a Wal-Mart doc?
    But if you can be patient enough, over time I will have other posts dealing with patient care topics.

  3. Nate BW says:

    I have started my own blog. It can be found at http://www.brighteyestampa.com/news.html.

    This blog features many of the wonderful opportunities that occur in a private practice, as well as other information that is relevant to my patients.

    I encourage you to check the blog out and then tell me that private practice is dead.


    -Nate Bonilla-Warford, O.D., F.A.A.O.