There are 61 million baby boomers in America and our country's demand for healthcare is reportedly outpacing supply and The Doctors share there could be a shortage of up to 122,000 physicians by 2032.
They note that rural area hospitals often have a lack of doctors and 44 percent of these area physicians say they are experiencing burnout. So how can we prevent a serious doctor shortage and can this looming medical issue be solved before it is it too late?
The Doctors explain that a growing senior population coupled with the expense of medical school (which can lead to doctors to go into more profitable types of medicine and not primary care) has led to the shortage of vital primary care physicians.
The panel suggests the expansion of state-funded programs that help fund someone's medical school expenses in exchange for time spent in rural communities could help with the issue.