Aamira Pakistani Muslim babe, doing doctorate in United States. She as her brother and elder sister has aim to specialization in medicine. Her father is a well settled business man and full support her children to catch the goals. Aamira is in confusion and wants to share with this blog reader about her aim. She says I’d like to take this opportunity to explain just how screwed our primary care medical system (and by connection, everyone who needs or will need a primary care physician) will be if we don’t change a few things in the next 10 years.
I don’t mean the problems with health insurance coverage. I mean the impending demise of primary care i.e. family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and psychiatry. Those fields that would normally form the core of medical care in this country are being threatened by reimbursement rates so low that a 2008 survey of medical students found that only 2% are planning to enter into primary care!