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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...
Mobile clinics seen as way to cut US health bill
  About 3,000 people each year visit the mobile Family Van in Boston for free checks of their blood pressure...
Renewed effort to lure doctors to rural areas faces obstacles
The Obama administration recently invested more than $1 billion from the stimulus and the healthcare law into the...
Boston Leads Nation in Physician Wait Times
Boston, the home of leading medical schools and hospitals, a high physician population, and universal healthcare...
Med schools grow as economy tanks
Responding to warnings of a looming doctor shortage, existing medical schools are increasing enrollment, and new ones...
MD retirements stalled in Canada
In Canada, the economic crisis is forcing some physicians to delay retirement plans or work longer hours than they had...
Surgeons-for-hire ease ER loads
For more hospitals, finding general surgeons to treat emergency room patients has become a bigger challenge as...
Gastroenterologist shortage is forecast
The United States will face a severe shortage of gastroenterologists as the population ages and the demand for...
Commentary: Where have all the doctors gone?
In the last several months there have been reports in medical journals about an impending shortage of primary care...