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Primary care doctors are getting harder to find

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Primary care doctors are getting harder to find

The struggle is real...

In this Concord Monitor article you'll learn about:
  • Primary care providers are "feeling really stretched thin,". People without insurance or who are underinsured are struggling to find a primary care provider.

  • The time it takes to establish care can add to the burden on volunteers. Primary care is the place where most chronic disease management occurs. People with chronic conditions may get sicker while they wait.

  • Dartmouth Health placed a pause on scheduling new primary care providers this spring. It cited an increase in demand from new residents, a workforce shortage and delayed care amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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