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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...
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: Dialysis Investigation Draws Attention to Nephrologist Shortage
A series of media reports about nationwide failings at dialysis centers is putting a spotlight not only on the need...
Web Exclusive: Doctors Take Umbrage at Physicians' Porsche Promo
A magazine spread featuring a California hospital's physicians and their sports cars is causing a kerfuffle among some...
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...
University of North Texas regents OK plan for med school
The vision of an M.D. school in Fort Worth took another big step Thursday when the University of North Texas regents...
States take on strategies to address primary care physician shortage
  About 65 million Americans live in communities with a shortage of primary care doctors, physicians trained to...
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...
Getting into med school without hard sciences
For generations of pre-med students, three things have been as certain as death and taxes: organic chemistry, physics...