Will Fla. have enough primary care docs to meet new patient demands under federal health laws?

Will Fla. have enough primary care docs to meet new patient demands under federal health laws?

Darlene O’Neil just saw a doctor at a mobile health clinic for the first time in months after dropping her health coverage six months ago because she could no longer afford it. Soon, a team of local student doctors, nurses, lawyers and social workers led by a doctor will visit her home for monthly follow-up care to help the 46-year-old her manage her blood pressure because she’s at high-risk for diabetes.

Many health professionals are advocating for more medical team models like this one created by Florida International University to alleviate the shortage of primary care physicians that is expected to grow as more Floridians get insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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