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Monday, November 24, 2014

PHYSICIANS FOUNDATION PANEL AIRS HEALTH CARE CHALLENGES FOR D.C. AUDIENCE


Former TMA President Sue Bailey, MD, took part in a three-physician panel organized in D.C. by The Physicians Foundation. Denton OB-Gyn Joe Valenti, MD, moderated the panel, which explored the changing dynamics of medical practices and how those changes are affecting practicing physicians and patients. The audience included U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, MD (R-Tenn.), a variety of congressional staffers, and several reporters. The discussion keyed off of the findings of the foundation’s biennial physicians survey, which shows more than 80 percent of America’s physicians are overextended or at full capacity. The survey “reflects a mood among doctors that is still uncertain and sometimes dispirited, but which is evolving. Relative to the national surveys The Physicians Foundation conducted in 2012 and 2008, doctors are somewhat more positive in their outlook.”

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