Choosing Well: Patient Challenges in Choosing a Physician in a Rapidly Changing World
For most patients, finding the right provider can be a daunting task. More and more patients are looking for new providers as physicians retire or modify current practice models. Analysts predict that if the current iteration of government reform continues on its planned “phase in” schedule, there will be a significant shortage of primary care physicians by 2014. It is important that patients are able to find the right physician to care for them and establish a care relationship now.