A recent survey of 5000 doctors revealed that 90% would not recommend medicine as a career. The reasons are multiple and include liability, ever increasing documentation, and burdening regulations.
These maladies are certainly discouraging, but most physicians I know, and associate with, are brave souls that take heart and pride in their patient care and relationship. Direct patient contact and communication is the cornerstone of my pride in medicine.
Personal care provides the satisfaction to continue practicing medicine. The doctors in that survey should harken back to what really matters and what brought them to medicine as a calling in the first place.