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My primary care office rarely has a DOCTOR

9 years ago
last modified: 9 years ago

The primary care practice that I have been going to for well over twenty years has been losing long-time doctors to other left to join an insurance company (or so we were told) a couple left to join consiege practices, and another left to work at one of these walk-in urgent care centers. Now it seems that I never seem to see a DOCTOR anymore. They have all been replaced with Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants. Is this common practice now? In a way I feel like a snob for wanting a DOCTOR. I have excellent health insurance and my Explanation of Benefits do not show any reduction in the cost of an office visit. But I don't think I have gotten any answers in my last two visits. Any thoughts here? Often I get insight from the people on this board and I'm hoping to arrive at an "Oh, I never thought of that!" moment.

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