Check out the list....I hear #6 all the time.....(6. "I hate technology")..good article...use the link below to read the rest..BD
1. "They should put me on the endangered-species list." A good primary-care doctor someone to coordinate your health care, help choose your specialists and be the first to diagnose just about any problem is the key to good medical treatment. But they're getting harder to come by. According to a 2007 study, it took new patients in Massachusetts an average 26 days to land an appointment with one. Why? Fewer med students are going into primary care: Interest is so low that the number of primary-care internal medicine residency positions dropped by more than 50% in the past decade. "We're not really getting the best and brightest in primary care," says Kevin Pho, a Nashua, N.H., physician who writes the blog Kevin, MD. "And that's where they're needed.10. "...unless, of course, you're willing to pay extra." unfortunately, the shortage of geriatricians is worsening. As med students shy away from geriatrics, the number of people over 65 is set to grow faster than ever as boomers retire. The American Geriatrics Society estimates that by 2030, there will be a shortage of about 36,000 geriatricians in the U.S., up from 7,000 today.
10 Things Your Primary-Care Physician Won't Tell You (10 Things: Personal Finance) | SmartMoney.com
Hat Tip: Kevin, MD
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