Fewer Americans Have a Primary Care Doctor Now

Updated December 17, 2019

A story on a recent study that found that fewer Americans have a primary care doctor than in previous years quotes Ranjit Singh, MB BChir, associate professor of family medicine and director of the Primary Care Research Institute, who wasn’t involved in the study. He said the causes may include access issues, cultural attitudes, a trend toward retail medical clinics and what he called “Dr. Google.” “Do some people feel they can research their health problem and be their own primary care provider?" he said.