Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

4 of 8
BACKNEXT
Daniel Purdom
Daniel Purdom
Occupation: Family doctor
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
"As a family doctor for twenty years and now the medical director of a community health center, I believe using mid-level providers to replace primary care physicians will simply continue to increase the complexity and cost of our system. Nurse Practitioners may refer up to 1/3 of their patients versus about 1/10 for family practice doctors. Two visits to take care of a problem and more specialists means more expensive care and no better outcomes. "

"I think the natural path will be importing our primary care docs from overseas, as we do with many of our nurses now. As fewer U.S. medical students are going into primary care, we are already seeing increasing numbers of international medical graduates are being accepted into family medicine residencies."

NEXT: Evan Lewis

Last updated August 03 2009: 9:29 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
The Obama economy in 10 charts President Obama came to office in January 2009 in the midst of the Great Recession. Much has turned around since then, but he's been criticized for a slow recovery. More
Best Jobs in America CNNMoney/PayScale's top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work. More
Top-paying jobs Anesthesiologists take home a median $335,000 in salary and bonus annually. What other great careers from CNNMoney and PayScale.com's list of Best Jobs in America offer hefty paychecks? More

Special Offer