“What does America think of primary care? Just look at the popular TV medical shows. It’s House and ER and all the high tech, whodunit, whatisit stuff. It certainly isn’t Marcus Welby.” -Arizona pediatrician
Consider this: The iconic American family – married couple with children – will account for just 22% of households in 2010. The most prevalent type of household is a married couple with no kids, followed closely by single-person households.
With families taking their children to pediatricians, and seniors increasingly seeking out specialists, what is the future patient base for the family practice physician?