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Medical Experts Say Physician Shortage Goes Beyond Primary Care

While much of the discussion about the physician shortage has focused on primary care, medical experts say that specialists, too, face a critical shortage supply in the coming years.“The looming physician shortage is not a problem restricted to primary care,” said Joshua J. Jacobs, M.D., chair of the department of orthopedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center and president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. “In the media, we tend to have an emphasis on the shortage of primary care physicians, but going forward, the situation can be as acute in some specialty areas.” ...Read More

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