FL News: Assistance on the Medical Frontline

11.22.10 | Ed Thomas

Waiting weeks to get an appointment with a primary care provider, or even waiting hours in the waiting room on the day of the appointment, may continue as the U.S. faces a shortage of doctors and millions of newly-insured patients under the Health Care Reform Act seeking medical services in the next few years. But specialists like physicians assistants and nurse practitioners are taking some of that load off doctors at the primary care clinics, and Family Life News speaks with Patrick Killeen, president of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants, as he explains how they supplement care that doctors provide.

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