Among the many hurdles facing President Obama’s plan to revamp the nation’s health care system is a shortage of primary care physicians - those legions of overworked doctors who provide the front line of medical care for both the sick and those hoping to stay healthy.Click here to access the BH article.
To keep up with the demand for primary care doctors, the country will need to add another 40,000 to the existing 100,000 doctors over the next decade or face a soaring backlog, according to Dr. Ted Epperly, president of the Kansas-based American Academy of Family Physicians.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Shortage of primary care physicians!
From the Boston Herald article: