12:00am

Tue June 24, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: How should we deal with the shortage of primary care physicians?

  

How should we deal with the shortage of primary care physicians? On the next Your Call, we’ll talk about why only 30 percent of all doctors practice primary care. Based on population growth, the Annals of Family Medicine predict that we’ll need another 52,000 primary care doctors by 2025. Part of the problem is that primary care doctors make about one half of what specialists make and are required to see far too many patients per day. So what are the solutions? Join the conversation at 10. It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.

Guests:

Anthony Iton,  senior vice president for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment

Anthony Wright, executive director for Health Access California

Ashley Kissinger, project manager with Esperanza Housing Corporation in Los Angeles

Web Resources:

Kevin MD: Why is there a shortage of primary care physicians?

NY Times: Solving the Shortage in Primary Care Doctors

UCSF: UCSF Researchers Offer Solution to Looming Health Care Provider Shortage

California Healthline: The ACA may aggravate the doc shortage. What’s the ADA going to do about it?

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