Coming Up Short
A few weeks ago, I told you about Chris Nussbaum, MD, who founded Synergy Medical Group. He shared his observation about the lack of physicians who are willing to enter primary care. Case in point, the Massachusetts Medical Society just released findings that show a shortage of physicians in primary care, psychiatry and six other specialties. The Medical Society says this is a critical issue for the state's community hospitals: 54 percent report shortages in internal medicine, and 43 percent report shortages in family practice.