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The Looming Shortage of General Surgeons

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    The largest health problem in our country is a physician shortage, says guest, Dr. George Sheldon, Professor of Surgery at The University of North Carolina.  There are 26% fewer surgeons today than in 1998.  Why the shortage?  In this segment host Dr. Bill Rutenberg explores with our guest many contributing factors and some solutions to the physician shortage problem.  Learn how the physician gap will be filled and why a primary care directed health system may not be dependent on doctors in the future.

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    The largest health problem in our country is a physician shortage, says guest, Dr. George Sheldon, Professor of Surgery at The University of North Carolina.  There are 26% fewer surgeons today than in 1998.  Why the shortage?  In this segment host Dr. Bill Rutenberg explores with our guest many contributing factors and some solutions to the physician shortage problem.  Learn how the physician gap will be filled and why a primary care directed health system may not be dependent on doctors in the future.

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