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What happened to the family doctor?
Primary-care doctors take care of the young, the old and the in-between; the sick, the well and the dying. Ideally...
Hospitals courting primary care doctors
In one of the first concrete steps to remake the way medical care is delivered, hospitals are competing to hire...
As doctors age, small towns face critical shortage
Californians are getting older, and so are their physicians. In isolated towns, fears are rising that as greater...
Web Exclusive: Physician Shortage to Quadruple Within Decade, AAMC Says
The current physician shortage is set to quadruple with U.S. specialties reaching a shortage of 91,500 doctors by...
David Nichols, Tangier Island Physician, Dead at 62
Nichols, a primary care physician who for more than three decades served as the only healthcare provider for a remote...
Hospital Mass Layoffs Taper in November
The nation's hospitals reported six "mass layoffs" of 50 or more employees in November, down considerably...
Web Exclusive: Dialysis Investigation Draws Attention to Nephrologist Shortage
A series of media reports about nationwide failings at dialysis centers is putting a spotlight not only on the need...
Sound Physicians taps into hospitalist movement
One of the fastest-growing companies in the Northwest has little to do with high-tech, biotech, or cleantech. Tacoma...
Lab Tech Shortage Causes ED Bottlenecks
It's the fear of any hospital administrator. The emergency room is backed up again because blood tests aren't being run...
Web Exclusive: Secrets of Hospitalist Practice Success: A Decade of Learning
Contributor David Bowman, MD, executive director of IPC-Tucson, IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc., discusses what he...