Christopher Magloire, Latisha Elijio, Emil Zhalmukhamedov
The shortage of physicians in rural America has been an ongoing topic for decades. Most scientific literature has addressed the lack of primary care physicians in rural areas. However, there is a substantial amount of data which also shows a scarcity of specialty physicians in these regions. This shortage of specialized doctors has not been as represented in scientific research. Certain demographics in rural areas reveals the need for specific care which can only be provided by specialized physicians. The purpose of this article is to identify the current state of healthcare in rural areas and to identify solutions needed to increase specialized care in rural and underserved communities. This paper will serve as an excellent example not only to medical professionals and medical management teams, but also for legislatures approving the local and federal laws in the United States of America.
Christopher Magloire, Latisha Elijio, Emil Zhalmukhamedov (2017); Specialized Physician Shortage in Rural Communities;
Int J Sci Res Publ 7(7) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0717.php?rp=P676558