Skip to comments.WNY suffering from loss of doctors
Posted on 02/16/2013 11:47:27 AM PST by george76
New York needs more than 1,200 physicians across the state, especially in rural areas, and the shortage is only expected to get worse if the state is to meet the federal health reform requirements.
Thats the gist of a new report by the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), which Wednesday released the results of its 2012 physician advocacy survey, Doctor Shortage: Condition Critical.
Not including New York City, the state will need 1,200 new physicians, with nearly a third of the demand coming for primary care doctors. Thats up from 2011, when the report said 18 percent the need was in primary care.
The numbers were worse in the Western New York region, which lost 184 physicians year over year, more than any other region statewide.
Statewide, physicians of all specialties continue to be needed. According to the report, 32 percent of facilities had to either reduce or eliminate services due to the shortage, with three quarters of respondents north of New York City indicating that at times their emergency departments had no coverage for certain specialties, resulting in the need to transfer patients to other hospitals.
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That's sure to fix any Supply and Demand imbalance. Price controls are known to work every time when you need to supply shortages. (\snark)
Like many people said yesterday, he should take the $1,000 / hour he's going to pay the Harmons for golf lessons and buy some basic economics lessons.
There are some good folks in Buffalo, but on a scale of places to live given the weather and the oppressive NY State government, no surprise that people with in-demand skills would sprint for the exits.
10 yrs from now the “progressives” will have the same wonderment about the whole United States. I expect the best and brightest of the med field to set up shop offshore.
Would I move back there today? No way.
We who are being mastered must learn to endure the sting of the new masters whip; i.e. Assaults, wealth confiscation(sack),insults, poverty, rape and lastly the serious health problems flowing from inferiority.
Two words: Pakistani doctors. We can’t afford to educate doctors in our schools, because they will have to charge more due to their student loan debt. So we’ll import them, after having been given a subsidized education by their own country. Of course, 96% of Pakistanis hate us now because we drone bomb them and their families, so the quality of care may go down slightly.
Liberals think it's great that everyone can have health care; they never gave a moment's thought to having the doctors to provide it.
“WNY suffering from loss of doctors”
No thanks, I already have all I can handle.
In addition, there is not enough money in N.Y. to lure me there.
We will soon have a ‘nurse general’
This is not just for medical doctors. It's also for engineers and Ph. D.s in the real touchy-feely sciences. NY State is no place for conservatives or entrepreneurs.
Why Western New York State, especially Southern Tier locales? Because that's the only place where you'll find the remaining, slim bands of conservatives. They take the biggest hits from Albany.
(A former Southerntiersman)
The lefties don't want people living in rural areas anyway - they are more difficult to control and indoctrinate. They are apt to develope regressive traits such as thinking indepenently, praying, flying the American flag, owning guns and believing in the US Constitution.
As King Obama pointed out: "They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who arent like them".
It's much better to have them nove to cities where they can be closely watched and taught to progress beyond their old anti-social ways.
Doctors worth their salt should move their practice away from liberal States or retire early. Starve the beast.
People can't sell their homes. Most homes sell for about half their appraised tax value.
Upstate NY has gone from a beautiful, scenic area to an oppressive dysfunctional socialist state the crushes the human spirit. Those with ability and ambition leave. Those who stay struggle through live a miserable, depressed existence.
Eventually they will have to “draft” doctors.
To remedy the problem, the Governor will institute the Doctor Practice Assignment rule. That involves all doctors graduating from any medical school in the state of New York will be required after serving residency’s in New York or elsewhere to return to an assigned New York practice location or forfeit their degree. A provisional MD diploma will be provided to be replaced with a real diploma on completion of the assigned practice requirements
I remember some 20 years ago, I was working in Buffalo, and would go to Toronto on the weekends, it was amazing the difference once you crossed the border into Canada, the US side looked like the Third World in comparison.
That's exactly what's going to happen. Look at the UK. They have imported thousands of "East Asian" Docs to fill all the gaps in the "NHS"
Some are competent but many are not fluent in English, their cultural norms are different ( forget Doctor patient confidentiality ) and they don't like the patient taking an active interest in their own treatment ( The Doctor knows best mentality)
Look for the Feds to modify the visa programs to fill the gap when the US MD's quit.
Yes. And they will come from the same places that now supply our call centers. This is a prime example of how government interference causes out-sourcing.
Now, don't get me wrong. I do not believe we should make out-sourcing illegal. Not by a long shot. It is usually a rational decision made by hard-pressed consumers and producers.
But it wouldn't have to exist were it not for the distortions in the market caused by overweening government.