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Some reasons for doctor shortage in Hilton Head area, nation

Hilton Head, The Island Packet, Letter to the Editor – February 2019

By Charlie Bussey

I recently read with interest your coverage of the physician shortage on Hilton Head Island. While I understand the Lowcountry has a specific interest in Hilton Head, I thought the reporting was shallow in that it made no effort to discuss the nation’s overall growing shortage of family practice physicians, nor the reasons behind that shortage.

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