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OPINION: As DOs move into the future, we must remember where we came from

Apr 16, 2019

Osteopathic medicine is not just empathy, bedside manner, and holistic medicine. By Michael G. Knapp, DO As a second-generation DO, and an osteopathic family physician who has been practicing for almost 40 years, I can tell you that we do not need to rethink our position in medicine as others have recently suggested. Instead, we … Continue reading OPINION: As DOs move into the future, we must remember where we came from

State-by-state breakdown of 102 rural hospital closures

Mar 25, 2019

Of the 27 states that have seen at least one rural hospital close since 2010, those with the most closures are located in the South, according to research from the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program. Read more. © Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. 

Supply of primary care doctors linked with mortality rates

Mar 01, 2019

(Reuters Health) – Mortality rates are lower in American communities with more primary care physicians than in areas of the country with fewer doctors, a study suggests. Overall in the U.S., the total number of primary care physicians rose from 196,014 in 2005 to 204,419 in 2015, the study found. But because of disproportionate losses … Continue reading Supply of primary care doctors linked with mortality rates

Medicare graduate medical education funding is not addressing the primary care shortage: We need a radically different approach

Dec 27, 2018

By Bruce Steinwald, Paul B. Ginsburg, Caitlin Brandt, Sobin Lee, and Kavita Patel  Editor’s Note: This analysis is part of the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, which is a partnership between the Center for Health Policy at Brookings and the University of Southern California Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics. The Initiative aims to inform the … Continue reading Medicare graduate medical education funding is not addressing the primary care shortage: We need a radically different approach

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Nov 09, 2018

The doctor is out? Why physicians are leaving their practices to pursue other careers

Aug 24, 2018

“After 20 years, I quit medicine and none of my colleagues were surprised. In fact, they all said they wish they could do the same,” said one doctor.” The news that New York University will offer free tuition to all its medical school students, in the hope of encouraging more doctors to choose lower-paying specialties, … Continue reading The doctor is out? Why physicians are leaving their practices to pursue other careers

It’s 4 A.M. The Baby’s Coming. But the Hospital Is 100 Miles Away

Jul 17, 2018

By Jack Healy, The New York Times, July 17, 2018 KENNETT, Mo. — A few hours after the only hospital in town shut its doors forever, Kela Abernathy bolted awake at 4:30 a.m., screaming in pain. Oh God, she remembered thinking, it’s the twins. They were not due for another two months. But the contractions … Continue reading It’s 4 A.M. The Baby’s Coming. But the Hospital Is 100 Miles Away

Keeping the doors open: Rural hospitals across WNY buck closure trend

Jun 22, 2018

By Tracey Drury, Business First of Buffalo, June 22, 2018 A month after state regulators approved an affiliation to bring Eastern Niagara Hospital under Kaleida Health, officials from across the county gathered in a boardroom at Eastern Niagara’s Lockport hospital for an update from David DiBacco, interim CEO. The group heard a glowing report about … Continue reading Keeping the doors open: Rural hospitals across WNY buck closure trend

Thanks to doctors, there aren’t enough doctors

Jan 04, 2018

Washington Examiner opinion piece by Christopher Barnard (Jan. 3, 2018) It is no secret the healthcare system is fraught with inefficiencies and shortcomings. Even though Americans spend more on healthcare than residents of any other nation, our healthcare outcomes lag behind those of other developed countries in measures of care. One of the major reasons … Continue reading Thanks to doctors, there aren’t enough doctors

U.S. Faces Looming Shortage Of Primary Care Physicians

Aug 23, 2017

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – America will soon face a shortage of as many as 90,000 doctors. CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reports a combination of retiring doctors and increasing demand will lead to a significant need for primary care physicians. But some medical schools are working to ease the problem. Dr. Katelyn Norman just started her … Continue reading U.S. Faces Looming Shortage Of Primary Care Physicians

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