The nation’s top-ranked medical doctor has been under fire for his controversial views on vaccinations, while he was president, while the nation’s youngest medical doctor won a prestigious award.
But as his controversial comments about vaccines have grown more incendiary, a new poll shows that Americans are increasingly choosing a different kind of physician to the one they have come to know and trust.
The survey, conducted by YouGov for Kaiser Health News, also found that Americans trust the doctor most when it comes it the field of medicine.
The doctor most trusted by the public was a pediatrician, with 62 percent.
The survey also found a growing rift between those who believe vaccines are necessary and those who say the vaccine is harmful.
The Kaiser survey found that 62 percent of respondents say the vaccines should be given, while just 20 percent said they should be avoided, according to a press release.
The doctor most seen as “not trustworthy” was a nurse, with 51 percent of Americans saying she did not do a good job, while 45 percent said she did a poor job.
Another 27 percent said the nurse didn’t do a very good job.
In contrast, just 15 percent of the general public said the same about the pediatrician.
The physician most seen to be “tough on crime” was an OB-GYN, with 59 percent saying they did a good or excellent job at keeping crime from happening, while 42 percent said it was bad.
Another 35 percent said that crime was not a problem at all, and 20 percent called it a “problem.”
The survey found 58 percent of voters thought the surgeon general was too close to big business, and 37 percent thought she was too independent.
The poll also found the physician most trusted about “getting things done” was the pediatricians’ chief of staff, who had 63 percent.
A new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that the nation is not having a “national conversation about how we manage our economy and the health care system,” and that Americans do not feel that way about their healthcare providers.
In a new survey, Americans said they do not believe the country has “a national conversation about health care,” and believe the federal government has not been doing a good enough job of keeping the country’s hospitals and healthcare systems running, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found.