If you’ve been paying attention, you know that America is experiencing a health care crisis. One of the bigger losses is the solo primary care physician. My father was one, and it was clear when he died that his kind of work – getting to know patients by treating them for decades by yourself, had seen its golden age. Today, the New York Times has a great article that explains why this has happened. It also has an excellent video clip.
How does this affect PAs? It gives us opportunity – there is great need for clinicians – but it also means that the typical primary care PA will practice in a group. Not necessarily a bad thing if you expect it going in, but there are sacrifices that come with it.