I was once asked by a patient, how come your clinic is always so free and never crowded even in the epidemic days.
Well my patients are well.
It is an insult to a doctor if his waiting room is always full.
There was a time in china, when a physician was paid for the welfare of the family, and when they got sick, his fees for those times were cut or not taken by the doctor.
Such a policy can be brought back with times with small steps, and care and concern for the doctor by the patients.