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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...
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...
Web Exclusive: Physicians Harbor Outrage, Survey Shows
Doctors are roiling with frustration over healthcare reform, tort reform, Medicare reimbursements, and a pressing...
Web Exclusive: Fed Funding Aids Primary Care Need
Ramin Ahmadi, MD, director of medical education and research at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, is finding a way...
Web Exclusive: Texas Tech Program Hopes to Lure Med Students to Primary Care
Texas Tech University’s Health Sciences Center School of Medicine will launch a "first of its kind"...
Web Exclusive: Primary Care is Unappealing to Many Medical Students
The 2010 National Resident Matching Program shows that the number of U.S. medical students choosing internal medicine...
Web Exclusive: Match Day a Reminder of Primary Care's Struggles
Today is Match Day, when each year medical students find out which residency program they were matched with. Like...
Fewer U.S. med students choosing primary care
Just 2% of nearly 1,200 fourth-year students say they plan to work in primary care internal medicine, according to...