The Primary Care Crisis


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Philadelphia physician Richard Baron is worried that the primary care system in America is collapsing. There are too few primary care physicians and a growing number of Americans suffering from chronic diseases. A recent survey found that only 2% of medical students were interested in entering primary care, with the vast majority opting for more lucrative, specialized fields of medicine. Richard Baron, an internist and geriatrician with Greenhouse Internists in Philadelphia, is our guest this hour to talk about the crisis in primary care and what we can do to fix it.

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