You might find it increasingly difficult to get in to see your doctor–or any physician, for that matter-in the near future. The demand for doctors in the U.S. has outpaced supply, and the problem is only expected to get worse. According to new research from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the U.S. faces a looming doctor shortage of between 40,800 and 104,900 physicians by 2030. Dr. Elaina George, author of ‘Big Medicine: The Cost of Corporate Control and How Doctors and Patients Working Together Can Rebuild a Better System’, joins us to discuss. Many of the reasons for the shortage will surprise you and her observations are always direct from the heart of a practicing physician.
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