Reduced Physician Compensation and Other Trends in Primary Care, Featuring Dr. Bullard

January 22, 2013 – Primary care forms the backbone of the nation’s healthcare system, providing patients with information about preventive and self-care strategies and ideally coordinating care with specialists and other providers. Yet as 32 million more Americans prepare to join the ranks of the insured, the country not only lacks sufficient numbers of primary-care physicians, but medical students increasingly are choosing to specialize.

Their decisions may have to do with income and earnings potential, along with increasing bureaucracy and other changes in healthcare delivery.

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