Doctor drought in California

San Mateo Daily Journal

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Think it’s tough getting in to see a doctor now? It will only get worse as the population ages and needs more medical care.

Remember, too, that doctors are growing older right along with the rest of us; more than a third of the state’s health care professionals are over 55, so prepare for a wave of retirements.
If we don’t step up recruitment and training, California will be short 4,100 primary care doctors in 10 years, according to a newly released study by a statewide commission.