Reid Blackwelder, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, as many of the medical students choosing pediatrics on Match Day will end up subspecializing
. So projecting the future workforce capacity based on the figures from the Match could lead to "overly optimistic" projections, he said.
Our results indicate that several factors are associated with decreased provision of MS patient care among "other neurologists" (i.e., general neurologists and neurologists subspecializing
in areas other than MS).
"The trifecta of surgeons working fewer hours, subspecializing
more and retiring earlier will make it difficult to address the shortages we currently face," says lead author Bhagwan Satiani, M.D.
If a patient has seen an otolaryngologist a few times for voice problems and is not getting better, obtaining an opinion from a physician subspecializing
in laryngology may be most helpful, especially if the cause of the voice problem has not been identified with certainty.
Among them are the high patient volume funneling through the modern healthcare system, the increase in subspecializing
in medicine, and lapses in communication.