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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: Opinion: How Medicare killed the family doctor
I work for a health-insurance company, and my brother is a primary-care physician. As he tells it, my industry is...
VA island dealt blow after building new clinic
For more than 30 years, Dr. David Nichols has piloted a plane or a helicopter across the Chesapeake Bay on his day off...
Can’t part with the pediatrician
These days, more young adults are staying with their pediatricians at least through their college years, says David...
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...