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California primary care doctors struggling to survive

Los Angeles Times, December 15, 2008
Low earnings, rising overhead, and overwhelming patient loads are sending veteran physicians into early retirement and driving medical students into better-paying specialties. The loss of a single physician thrusts hundreds of patients into medical limbo, but the effect is far broader. Already, shortages make it difficult to see physicians in swaths of northern and rural California, as well as neighborhoods in South Central Los Angeles and other urban cores.