Primary Care Docs in Short Supply in Triad and Triangle
The BetterDoctor.com Health Opportunity Index has ranked Raleigh sixth in the U.S. for doctor shortages in primary care. Greensboro ranked even higher, at fourth on the list of fewest primary care physicians per resident.
BetterDoctor.com, a free consumer healthcare tool that helps people locate a physician, used recent government data to calculate the average number of local residents per primary care doctor in cities across the U.S. Here are the top 10 cities with the fewest primary care physicians per resident, according to BetterDoctor.com.
1. New York, New York (6,536)
2. San Antonio, Texas (3,820)
3. Los Angeles, California (3,062)
4. Greensboro, North Carolina (2,986)
5. Jacksonville, Florida (2,710)
6. Raleigh, North Carolina (2,518)
7. Phoenix, Arizona (2,486)
8. Albuquerque, New Mexico (2,484)
9. Chicago, Illinois (2,375)
10. Columbus, Ohio (2,233)
Katherine Kopp is a freelance writer and editor in Chapel Hill.