Here is a rather short and short-sided article written by CNN Money about an "endangered breed" of "family doctors."
Interestingly, it ends with asking the question:
Should specialists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants be encouraged to fill in the gap left by shortage of primary care doctors? We want to hear about your experiences.
Now, the article mentions nothing about NPs or PAs yet asks for reader experiences. Fair enough. However, the barrage of degrading and insulting comments from self-identified physicians and others in healthcare are downright angry. I wonder what impact this has on their patient care.