Older People Need Geriatricians. Where Will They Come From?

By Paula Span, written for the New York Times


The medical profession has been troubled for years by a persistent shortage of doctors who treat the oldest and sickest patients.

Linda Poskanzer was having a tough time in her late 60s.

“I was not doing well emotionally,” she recalled. “Physically, I didn’t have any stamina. I was sleeping a lot. I wasn’t getting to work...”


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