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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...
Bill that would offer free malpractice coverage faces hurdles
House lawmakers moving legislation to lure physicians to medically underserved areas are hoping the politics...
Agencies warn of coming doctor shortage
The passage of healthcare reform that could potentially funnel 30 million new people into an already-packed system has...
Web Exclusive: Health Reform and the Physician Shortage
Will health reform alleviate the physician shortage, or exacerbate it? In this contributed feature, Phillip Miller...
Web Exclusive: If the U.S. Lacks Doctors, Can Nurses, Optometrists, and Pharmacists Take Their Place?
If the Association of American Medical Colleges' prediction comes true—that the nation's physician shortage will...
Web Exclusive: AAFP President Says Health Reform Bill a Good Start for Addressing Physician Shortage
The president of the American Academy of Family Physicians says she is encouraged by several provisions in both the...
Bill complicates drive to add primary-care doctors
A handful of Democratic senators are pushing to change pending healthcare legislation so that it would help increase...
Health bills in Congress will not fix doctor shortage
As Congress moves to expand health insurance coverage to millions of Americans, it's doing little to ensure there will...