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June 23, 2013
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Nevada doctor shortages likely to get worse

There are not enough doctors in Nevada, and the shortage is likely to get worse as tens of thousands of people become newly insured under the federal health care overhaul. A study released this year by John Packham, health policy researcher at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, ranked Nevada 46th in the nation for its share of primary care doctors, family care specialists and pediatricians. The state ranked last in general and orthopedic surgeons, next to last for psychiatrists and 42nd for obstetricians and gynecologists. “Any growth during the last decade in the number of licensees in medicine …

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