As costs rise and fed-up physicians quit, some fear shortage ahead
By Mary Ann Roser
Monday, June 17, 2002
Dr. Steven Foster of Cedar Park, Texas, never imagined that at this stage in his medical career he'd be living in a converted office because he can't afford his own apartment. He made just over $30,000 last year. He says he loses $5 every time he gives a child an MMR vaccination. Foster, like many doctors, is getting frustrated by the business side of being a doctor.