Shortage of endrocrinolgist in PA

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    september 13, 2006

    [font=verdana,geneva,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]at a time when cases of diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis are rising dramatically, pennsylvania may be approaching a shortage of endocrinologists.

    there are just 55 endocrinologists in philadelphia, some of whom do only research, while a patient in the city may need to wait eight months to see an endocrinologist and three to see a nurse practitioner, reported the inquirer. a 2005 study by the hospital association of pennsylvania showed a 22 percent vacancy rate for endocrinologists, the highest of any specialty, compared to a 12 percent vacancy rate nationwide, the inquirer noted. the falling number of endocrinologists is part of a trend that experts blame on retiring doctors and salaries that fall below those of other specialties, the inquirer added.
    philadelphia inquirer, september 13, 2006
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    my family lucky...only took us 2 months for new patient appointment, but i had to search around as ran into scheduling issues as descibed above.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Sep 16, '06
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