Tue May 15, 2012
Boston Doctor Suggests Ways to Ease the Crisis in Primary Care Medicine
The crisis in primary care medicine is becoming more evident every day. Long wait times for an appointment, practices closed to new patients, and long waiting room times remind us that primary care physicians are being stretched. Despite record enrollments in American medical schools, however, fewer doctors are choosing primary care as their focus. On this edition of StudioTulsa, Boston General Internist Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer offers his solutions to this worrisome trend through innovations in how primary care is delivered, how new doctors are educated, and how primary care is valued within the medical system. Dr Morris-Singer is the President and founder of Primary Care Progress, a network of providers, policy professionals, and advocates for better and abundant primary medical care. He shares some of his observations about the crisis in primary care, and suggests ways to alleviate the shortage.