Tag Archives: primary care

Doctors need to pay more attention to mental health

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
October 17, 2018

More than 40 million Americans suffer from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses.[1] Yet more than half these folks go untreated.[2] Medical professionals must devote more attention to identifying and treating patients with mental illness. Mental illness afflicts people of all ages. Ten percent of children and young people suffer from some form […]

The future of primary care depends on foreign-trained doctors

By Fred Jacobs
July 10, 2018

The United States and Canada lack enough primary care doctors. And those shortages are expected to get worse in the near future. Both nations will need to turn to international medical graduates to ensure citizens can access timely medical care. In the United States, nearly 85 million people already live in an area that is […]