According to news reports a shifting role of physicians is expected to accelerate in the coming decades. Healthcare providers work as a team with health specialist usually overseeing various aspects of a patients care including symptoms and medical history, orders for tests and services, prescriptions, etc. At the end of the pre-screening by healthcare providers, a physician is left with the final assessment and the plan—the medical decisions and diagnosis. some doctors are said to be opting out and setting up independent practices that don’t accept health insurance so they don’t have to deal with the pressure of being the only person in charge of care.
Since the number of older Americans has increases dramatically and will continue for generations for come, many of them are surviving with chronic conditions and diseases. In the past a direct consultation with doctors was the only method of care and monitoring, but with advancements in medicine, the healthcare workforce and technology, the expense of utilizing a doctor for every visit is not always the best method of care depending on the diagnosis. today’s patients have an arrray of options and care providers from who they can turn to before a doctor such as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner. The number of tasks require before a patient is seen by an actual doctor is usually completed by non doctors, thereby reducing cost and time. Doctors are now primarily focused on a treatment plan, and giving diagnosis and care for the most difficult decisions and cases.
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