Nation faces shortage primary-care doctors
Texas and the rest of the nation face a shortage of primary-care doctors to treat them, according to an article appearing in today’s Dallas Morning News.
Since 1997, U.S. medical school graduates in family medicine and general internal medicine programs have fallen by nearly 50 percent. pecialists outnumber primary-care doctors 2-to-1. H
This year, the average salary offered to pediatricians is $171,000 vs. $480,000 for orthopedic surgeons.,
General practitioners tend to see a larger percentage of Medicaid patients, requiring more paperwork for reimbursements. North Texas physicians have reported that in many cases Medicaid, the government health plan for the poor, reimburses only 40 percent of what private insurers will pay.
Further, many of my clients do not have medical insurance, or their plans refuse to cover injuries due to collisions. Please contact my office if this is a concern for you and we can assist you in locating qualified doctors who can help you.
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