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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...
Web Exclusive: Doctors Take Umbrage at Physicians' Porsche Promo
A magazine spread featuring a California hospital's physicians and their sports cars is causing a kerfuffle among some...
Getting into med school without hard sciences
For generations of pre-med students, three things have been as certain as death and taxes: organic chemistry, physics...
Do hospitalists improve hospital stays or increase risk?
In this Wall Street Journal blog entry, Sarah Rubenstein notes that with primary-care doctors more frazzled than ever...