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VA official: Recruitment a challenge in Alaska

...patients. The VA is also recruiting for two primary care physicians at the clinic in Fairbanks, with the second provider...strength, that facility would have three primary care physicians.The VA has added recruitment incentives, including...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-04/va-official-recruitment-challenge-alask
State
Health care providers weigh in on Medicaid expansion

...under the same assumption that a lot of people in the country are, that if more people have insurance or have primary care physicians, then emergency room visits would tend to be lowered," Strader said. He added, "Generally speaking, from the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-14/health-care-providers-weigh-medicaid-ex
State | Local
Health advocates meet to discuss community health center

...demographic definitely counts as an underserved population, she said."It's almost impossible to get a primary care physician for someone who's uninsured," Stidolph said.This includes the homeless population, said Mariya Lovishchuk...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-10/health-advocates-meet-discuss-community
Local
Bartlett looks at future with health care reform

...insured. Morrow said he heard from one of the larger primary care groups in Juneau they plan on adding one more primary care physician within the next two years. Malter said Alaska and Minnesota are the only states who did not put in for a federal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110510/loc_731507589.shtml
News
Doctors opting out of Medicare after funding cutbacks

...Kiessling estimated 40 percent of Alaska physicians will opt out of the program. The hardest hit, he said, are primary care physicians. "We're the Rodney Dangerfield of the medical profession," he said. "It can take anywhere between four and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121802/sta_medicare.shtml
News
Kristin Cox N.D.

...miraculous," Cox said. Cox's education, which required four years of postgraduate study, qualifies her as a primary care physician. Alaska and Washington are the only states in the United States that require naturopathic care to be paid for by...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013003/bus_cox.shtml
Business
Pro: Can America afford health care reform?

...wouldn't have to pay their primary care physician, surgeon and physical therapist...This system will help the primary care physician coordinate with the neurologist...consumers will have a primary care physician with whom they will have regular...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052110/opi_642246911.shtml
Opinion
Montana university to expand WWAMI

...clinicals in Seattle. Roxanne Fahrenwald, a physician who directs the family residency program in Billings, said she supports backing WWAMI and family practice residency programs because of the need for primary care physicians in the state.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111909/reg_524668619.shtml
Spend more to attract other doctors, says Alaska commission

...doctors to the state to ease a shortage of primary care physicians. Among other things, the Alaska Health Care Commission...depending on the position. Exactly how many primary care physicians Alaska needs isn't clear, but it's certain the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121709/sta_536628904.shtml
Outside editorial: US Doctors earn much more than their European counterparts

...U.S. doctors charge higher prices than doctors in other countries.The new study also looked at prices primary care physicians charge for office visits and found a similar pattern, but with narrower differences. Under private insurance, U...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-09-21/outside-editorial-us-doctors-earn-muc
Opinion

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