Five Questions With: Dr. Alice Coombs

"PRIMARY CARE doctors are an important link to the health care system for patients to access preventive care and specialists," said Massachusetts Medical Society President Dr. Alice Coombs. /
For the fifth consecutive year, the Massachusetts Medical Society’s annual Physician Workforce Study has found shortages in primary care, with roughly half of practices closed to new patients and wait times averaging 29 days for family doctors and 53 days for internists. The survey also found that community hospitals are most seriously affected by the…

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