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Time to call physicians who they are: doctors--not providers

Shakespeare once asked, "What's in a name?"Indeed, one doctor is asking the same question. In a commentary published by the  JAMA Network. Allan H. Goroll, M.D,, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, says it's time to stop referring to doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other members of the healthcare team, by the term "providers."

No relief in sight for growing physician shortage

Despite efforts to address the physician shortage, a new report from the Association of American Medical Colleges projects a continued gap over the next decade, with the supply of both primary and non-primary physicians expected to be outstripped by increased demand.

Physician offices add 6,000 new jobs in March

The U.S. healthcare sector continued to post big job gains in March, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Reasons to believe employer-based health coverage is here to stay

The Affordable Care Act has not spelled the end of employer-based health insurance--and if current trends continue, that doesn't look likely to change, according to the  New York Times.  

Some elite medical schools lack family medicine departments

Ten medical schools in the country, including some of the most elite, do not have a department of family medicine, according to a report by  STAT.

Primary care 'deserts' leave patients without physicians

With a recent report from the Association of American Medical Colleges estimating the U.S. could lose as many as 100,000 doctors by 2025, primary care physicians are already in short supply, particularly in rural areas, according to a  MarketWatch  report. 

Docs report: Time with patients most rewarding part of job; still, paperwork is overwhelming

Orthopedic specialists, cardiologists and dermatologists are the most well compensated physicians, according to an annual physician compensation report, which includes results captured from more than 19,000 physicians.

Rapid growth in the number of certified physician assistants, report says

The number of certified physician assistants working in the United States has jumped significantly over the last five years, according to a newly released report.

Survey: Most employees happy with health plan, but cost concerns continue

While most U.S. workers are satisfied with their health insurance benefits, their level of satisfaction is declining and they are increasingly concerned about costs, according to a recent survey.  

At Mayo Clinic, burnout predicts whether physicians will cut work hours

At the same time the country faces predicted physician shortages over the next decade, burned out doctors are cutting back on the number of hours they work, a new study finds.