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Baloney: Real shortage is of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants


By tovarichpeter   Follow   Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 6:20am PST   256 views   0 comments
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http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_22030020/california-national-shortage-primary-care-physicians-will-become

The response was anything but subtle when Kate Goheen mentioned during her medical school training that she wanted to become a family doctor. "You're making the biggest mistake of your life," several physicians and professors told her, encouraging her to seek a much higher-paying -- and, some said, more prestigious -- specialty. Goheen ignored the advice, but experts are concerned that primary care doctors like her -- who get to know their patients intimately and often oversee the health of families for decades -- are increasingly in short supply.

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