August 3, 2017

America facing shortage of primary care doctors

CBS,NY - CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reports a combination of retiring doctors and increasing demand will lead to a significant need for primary care physicians. But some medical schools are working to ease the problem.

The U.S. is in need of more primary care doctors, partly because many older physicians are retiring, citing increased paperwork and decreased time with patients.

By 2025 there could be a shortage of up to 35,000 primary care physicians.

Another reason for the looming doctor shortage is that as our population grows older, we are all going to need more health care. And most of that can and should be handled by primary care physicians, Dr. Max reported.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) are now acting as primary care doctors in at least one state.