Why Geriatrics Isn't Attracting Enough Young Doctors
The United States continues to see a growing population of older adults and that means there’s an increased need for senior-specific health care providers.
But just as we’ve seen a general physician shortage, that also applies to the field of geriatrics — which could mean that more seniors are lacking the type of perspective they need from their doctors.
Dr. Mindy Fain is a professor of medicine and co-director of the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine. She joined The Show to talk about geriatricians and the shortage.