Medea reporting a shortage of primary care doctors

United States
September 10, 2008 8:30am CST
Have you heard this? That there are less and less primary care doctors coming into the field. Most are opting for specialized fields (some in plastic surgery). They are quoting most of the reason as being high college costs they have to pay.. and primary care doesn't quite cut it! [I wouldn't be able to tell that by medical bills!] I realize most things are covered by specialists, but do you think this will be a problem if there is a lack of primary care doctors? And also, do you think we are becoming a plastic society?
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
10 Sep 08
HAvent heard this but could be true so maybe they will do away with them for all they do is refer you to a higher priced Doc. DOnt ya think? and most ly the primary Doctors or older and been in business longer and take care of other pateince that have other problems mine is a family Doctor too.
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• United States
10 Sep 08
..the whole system makes me quite crazy.. And I hate it when your insurance switiches you may have to switch doctors or pay higher percentage for your care.. Geesh! I remember a housecall too.. whne I was a kid? (How old's that make me??)
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
10 Sep 08
LOL I used to have the Doctor come to the house when I was little so we must be close to the same age
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
24 Sep 08
thanks for BR
• United States
10 Sep 08
I think we are becoming a greedy society instead of worshiping almighty God we now worship the almighty dollar!
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• United States
10 Sep 08
..boy oh boy, I do believe you're onto something there!
• United States
11 Sep 08
I had a feeling that would happen since you have to go to a specialist for just about everything. I think it will be a problem but we will end up with primary care doctors who do their job simply because they truly care about the people not the money.
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