Primary Care Shortage

Posted by on Mar 10, 2009 in Members | 0 comments

Primary Care Shortage

When Dr. Waseem Ghazoly died unexpectedly at age 45, his three physician colleagues in Pittsford expected to cover his 1,800 patients only temporarily.

But the office hasn’t been able to recruit a replacement because of an ongoing shortage of primary care physicians. Seventeen months after Ghazoly’s fatal heart attack, his office and exam rooms remain empty at Elmwood Medical Associates.

The full practice still hopes to fill the position but has no solution in sight, said Dr. Stephen Meloni.

Click here to read the full article in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

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