The primary care physician shortage has long been predicted, and as less and less American med students choose that path, it is sure to become a reality.
There has been an “explosion in STD rates,” due, in part, to primary care physicians failing to screen their patients and discuss sexual activity.
More millennials are shunning the traditional primary care model, in favor of retail clinics, free-standing urgent care centers, and telemedicine.
Primary care practices with a non-physician provider to physician ratio of 0.41 or greater reported earnings of $100K+ more in healthcare revenue per physician.
A health center for native Alaskans brought mental and physical care under one roof, with impressive results. Why isn’t it more popular?
In 2017, more than 89% of NPs were prepared in primary care programs.