Primary Care Doctor, Primary Care Physicians

I Quit

As devastating it might sound, the possibility of doctors quitting is not false.

According to a survey carried out amidst the pandemic in July 2020, 8 percent of primary care doctors including 16,000 practices have closed their offices in the recent months. Another 4 percent are planning to put the shutter down within next year, which includes several primary care doctors.

While looking for reasons behind this, we have come up with 3 probable causes –

  • Primary care doctors are rightfully worried about their own health, and that of their family. Working with patients affected by the virus only increases their risk.
  • Some stopped practicing during the worst outbreak and have lost the energy to start all over again.

Others need a break from the toll that the pandemic has already taken among their patients.

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