Internal medicine, also known as primary care, provides continuous and comprehensive care for adult patients. From health maintenance and prevention, to the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of diseases, to support and counsel during difficult times, or to the coordination of care among multiple providers, internal medicine physicians and their teams of nurse practitioners and physician assistants address the long-term, comprehensive management of a wide range of conditions and illnesses.
The deepening shortage of primary care physicians is being felt throughout the country and WMA is doing its part to respond by using technology, team support, and revamped procedures to provide timely access to medical care. In addition, WMA advocates at the state and national levels for policies that will change the way in which primary care is practiced and supported so that once again it will attract the best and brightest young minds. Communities with strong primary care have better health outcomes, at lower cost, and with greater equity for all citizens. Fundamental changes will be required if the U.S. health care system is to address the primary care shortage.
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