Hawaii’s physician shortage grew 20 percent during past year

“I would already call it a crisis,” said Kelly Withy, primary researcher for the center’s Physician Workforce Assessment. “You don’t realize how desperate it is until you can’t find the care you need.” Many patients wait months to get an appointment. In many cases — especially on the neighboring islands — people aren’t getting prompt …

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Solving the physician shortage: Secrets to recruiting and retaining providers

Solving the physician shortage: Secrets to recruiting and retaining providers The looming physician shortage, especially in primary care, was a topic of conversation in healthcare circles long before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law. Estimates as to the extent of the problem vary–from a predicted shortfall of 52,000 primary care physicians to more recent reports …

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Health Insurance For All

This is a time of unprecedented change in medicine. For the first time in our history, all of the citizens of the United States will have access to health insurance. Additionally, the Baby Boomer generation is entering retirement age. This translates to many more patients with greater medical needs accessing healthcare. Primary care physicians are …

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