Primary care shortages


Guests: Richard Baron, Ann O’Sullivan, Julie Rovner

Have you had trouble finding a primary care doctor?  While both urban and rural areas have been struggling with primary care shortages for many years, experts warn that these shortages will grow to at least 50,000 over the next decade.  This hour, we look at the need for primary care medicine and how to meet the growing patient demand as boomers age and more Americans become insured under the Affordable Care Act.  Guest host Mary Cummings-Jordan talks with RICHARD BARON, President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine, ANN O’SULLIVAN, professor of primary care nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and JULIE ROVNER, Senior correspondent of Kaiser Health News.


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