Doctor in the House?

Boston may be a world center of health care, but you're going to have to start waiting a little longer to see a doctor. Maybe a lot longer.

A new study from the Massachusetts Medical Society says there's a worsening shortage of physicians here in primary care and six other specialties. Among the specialists in short supply are cardiologists, gastroenterologists, anesthesiologists, urologists, and neurosurgeons.

MMS President Dr. Dale Magee joins WBUR's Bob Oakes to discuss the shortage.

This program aired on July 25, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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