North Carolina needs more doctors

RALEIGH — Across the nation, there is a shortage of primary care physicians, however, some states are shouldering a heavier share of the physician shortage.

According to America’s Health Rankings, an annual report released by the United Health Foundation, North Carolina ranks number 18 out of the top 20 states where the shortage of primary care physicians including internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, geriatrics and general practice is worth paying close attention.

Medical Economics took a closer look and found the places where desperation for help is starting to set in.  See the list by clicking here.