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Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
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...
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...
Survey Shows PCP Shortage and Lopsided Distribution
California has nearly 20% fewer practicing physicians than was assumed, and not nearly enough active primary care...
Web Exclusive: Can Specialists Save Primary Care?
The problem with most solutions to the primary care shortage is that meaningful changes won't be seen for several years.
Subspecialization During a Shortage
The trend toward subspecialization has benefited the healthcare industry as a whole in many ways. But has...
Medical students gravitate away from specialties
Despite the demand for coveted specialty slots, nationwide figures for this year’s "match day" showed some signs...
Visa program not helping ease Ohio's primary care doctors shortage
To help offset a shortage of primary care physicians, Ohio has a program that taps foreign-born medical grads to be...