Charlotte’s Concierge Practices Point to Past to Create Medicine’s Future
LET’S START with good news. Americans are living longer. Now, a challenge: Our population is growing and skewing older, which means more people and more health conditions to manage. And now, another challenge: Our population growth is outpacing the growth of primary care physicians. More doctors choose to enter lucrative specialized fields—reflecting an industry that pays more for procedures than for prevention—and the number of specialists is increasing six times faster than that of primary care doctors, who comprise just 37 percent of physicians.
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