Posts Tagged ‘doctor shortage’

How long have you had to wait to see a specialist?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Hi, everybody. It’s Leigh Ann Hubbard, managing editor of James Hubbard’s My Family Doctor. I’ve hijacked the blog for a sec.

We need your help. We’re discussing an upcoming article on moles. It covers what to do if you can’t get in to see a dermatologist. But there’s been a suggestion that that’s not even a concern. Is it?

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Experts forecast family-doctor shortage for next decade: what you should do right now

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

Having a good family doctor whom you trust is an efficient way to fight high health costs. You can go for most of your family’s medical treatment. They will know you, answer questions and refer you when needed. In addition, your medical information can be kept in one place, you will have someone to keep up with your tests (less likely to be redundant and drugs (potentially less interactions of meds).

But will there be enough family doctors to treat us in the future?

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