You've probably heard that there's a primary care shortage. Maybe you've read or heard about the Physician's Foundation study describing the overwhelming number of PCPs who want out of this toxic environment. We have people desperately searching for a PCP and we have good caring people forced out of the profession.
These statistics miss the very real pain and anguish of people who entered primary care to help people when they find the environment for primary care toxic to the ethical practice of medicine. These voices need to be heard.
I'm asking people to post in the comments section below personal examples of primary care practitioners leaving primary care because they just can't stand the toxic environment any longer.
L Gordon Moore MD