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A prescription for better care

March 11, 2013

Editor, OBSERVER: I understand that the United States is becoming short on primary care physicians because specialists receive usually about three times as much money for their work....

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MikeDavis

Mar-11-13 11:20 AM

I have a better idea. Let physicians assistants be the primary care providers. Then the fully accredited doctors can do their specialties and the primary care is first class also. 90% (or more) of primary care is preventative medicine, minor illnesses or cuts, or a stepping stone to the specialist anyway. A P.A. is more than qualified to provide these services.

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DarkStar

Mar-12-13 8:00 AM

MikeDavis,

Very good idea, although i would take it a step further.

I think it's time for medical practices to spread out into related areas. Instead of adding more doctors to medical practices I'd like to see a doctor add not only a couple PAs but also a dietician/nutritionist, an occupational therapist, and similarly skills professionals with the goal toward true preventative medicine.

Now the problem with something like this would likely be insurance reimbursement, both private and public, but I think something like this is what be a great help to many people.

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