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Across the nation, a serious shortage of psychiatrists

...provide consultation to other health care providers. Related to this are ongoing efforts to ensure that primary-care physicians have solid training in mental health, so they can handle some straightforward cases themselves and make proper referrals...
Nation and World
My Turn: Medicaid is overburdened with fraud

...highest medical costs in the nation.Here are some of the health services eligible for the provider tax: Hospital care, physician and nursing services, home health care, prescribed medication, services of managed care organizations, dental...
It takes a village

...that didn't end in tragedy. Another story de Mello shared was about a woman named Joan who sought out her primary care physician after experiencing a traumatic event. She was told by the receptionist that she couldn't be seen and was sent away...
SEARHC Mount Edgecumbe Hospital welcomes additional hospitalist

...bachelor of science degree in biology.For the past five years, Capp practiced in Seaside, Oregon as a rural primary care physician in a clinic setting as well as an at-home provider for seniors.Capp's husband, Trenton, was raised in Juneau...
My Turn: Reasons matter, labels don't

...demands from any proposed Medicaid expansion, a recent study indicates Alaska requires an additional 237 primary care physicians by 2030.So, does the Legislature's reluctance to expand Medicaid or their discussion to end participation in...
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...
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...
State | 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...
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...
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...


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