Have you stopped accepting, or do you plan to stop accepting new patients, into your practice?

A 2011 Massachusetts Medical Society survey of physicians in the commonwealth found that 51% of internists and 53% of family physicians are not accepting new patients.

The survey found that access to specialists is easier than primary care doctors, with and 97% of orthopedic surgeons, 82% of cardiologists, 85% of obstetricians/gynecologists, 95% of gastroenterologists accepting new patients. The survey found longer patient wait times and gaps in physician acceptance of government health coverage.

Renal & Urology News would like to get an idea of the extent to which nephrology and urology practices nationwide are not accepting new patients, so please take a moment to answer the following question.


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