When looking at employment opportunities, ask your employer how much control you will have over your patient schedule?
How many patients am I expected to see?
Get a vague answer? Run.
Get a specific answer, ask them to put it in your employment contract.
If they balk, if they say something like “our contracts are standardized,” then run.
If they say yes, then check the language in the contract to make sure it reflects your understanding. If it does not. ask your attorney how to proceed.
Your workload is the primary determinant of your professional fulfillment and personal happiness.
Your employer care nothing about any of those, they only want to turn your time into their money.
If you don’t protect yourself, nobody else will.