Nationwide shortage of doctors hits close to home

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A shortage of primary care doctors nationwide is expected to leave 52,000 spaces open for physicians by 2025.

While we're doing better in Grand Junction hiring new doctors can be a struggle. Primary Care Partners here in town doesn't have a shortage in practice groups.

Officials say it takes some work to recruit new hires for the on call positions with night and weekend shifts.

Primary Care Partners tries to be ahead of the game when they know a doctor is close to retiring or relocating. They're in contact with area hospitals who offer up residents when they have a graduating class. The 50 physicians at Primary Care also reach out to their alma maters to keep connections with doctors looking for new jobs.


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