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Primary Care Doctors May No Longer Be Needed

Most primary care doctor’s days are busy. Seeing patient after patient, they try to provide the most patient-centric, evidence based care that they can. But with the new healthcare reform, doctors tell me that 80-85% of the patients they see can be seen by a nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant. “So why did I train for an extra 3-4 years as a doctor, incur several hundred thousand dollars in debt, and go through years (more…)