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By Dr. Pritam Neupane
Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County 

How long will you stay, doctor?

 

January 17, 2018



It is no news that there is perineal shortage of doctors in the rural U.S. While about 20 percent of the U.S. population lives in rural areas, only around 9 percent of the physicians practice in rural areas. Rural medicine poses a number of problems for patients and the doctors who want to practice there.

Patient’s plight

They suffer due to lack of doctors and particularly due to lack of specialists. Distance and weather conditions pose a unique problem in harsh areas like Wyoming. For the aging population who is in real need for specialist services and centers, the problem truly hits...



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