Shortage of primary care doctors in D.C., new report finds

The Washington Post, September 26, 2013
Of the more than 8,000 physicians licensed to work in the nation's capital, only 453 of them are primary-care doctors who spend more than 20 hours a week seeing patients, according to a report released Wednesday by the D.C. Board of Medicine. The number of actively practicing primary-care doctors comes from a survey conducted when doctors renewed their licenses last year. It puts a number on a complaint that patients and health-care providers have long had: It's hard to find a doctor in Washington.

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