Why Geriatrics Isn't Attracting Enough Young Doctors

Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:00pm
Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 9:39am
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The United States continues to see a growing population of older adults and that means there’s an increased need for senior-specific health care providers.

But just as we’ve seen a general physician shortage, that also applies to the field of geriatrics — which could mean that more seniors are lacking the type of perspective they need from their doctors.

Dr. Mindy Fain is a professor of medicine and co-director of the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine. She joined The Show to talk about geriatricians and the shortage.

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