The New York Times on Monday examined how "fewer young doctors want to work in many of the distressed cities and towns throughout New York state," as the "aging baby boomer population finds itself in need of more medical services." A 2006 HHS study found that the number of physicians practicing in New York increased by 6% between 2001 and 2005; however, the "way they are spread throughout the state is wildly uneven," with many new physicians seeking to practice in New York City, Long Island and Westchester County, "where there is already a glut," according to the Times.

Fewer Physicians Practicing In Upstate New York Causes Long Wait Times, Longer Commutes


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