Deep Shah, MD, MSc discusses the importance of fostering “a more primary care-centric, physician-friendly environment” in his recent Global Health News article, “Support your local quarterback – the primary care physician.”
“A good PCP (primary care physician) is the quarterback of the medical team,” Shah says. “He leads a team of doctors and health professionals to care for individual patients and an entire population.” However, Shah says that primary care physicians often do not get the respect of other health care providers. Currently, only 19 percent of resident graduates choose to practice primary care medicine, down from 54 percent in 1998. Shah notes that this will cause major physician shortages, particularly in rural areas. Read full article.
Shah is a third-year Emory University School of Medicine resident who will practice primary care medicine in Gwinnett County.
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