Demand for physician assistants and nurse practitioners has skyrocketed more than 300 percent in the last three years, and family physicians and internists remain highly sought, according to national health care search firm Merritt Hawkins. The Irving-based firm, a company ofAMN Healthcare, recently released its 2014 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives.
The explosion in the number of outpatient care clinics and the fact that health care organizations are turning to PAs and NPs because of the lack of primary care physicians is behind the boom in demand for those positions,Phillip Miller, vice president of communications for Merrit Hawkins, told me in an interview.
"It’s a move toward retail medicine, convenience care and larger health systems that are trying to manage big populations with limited financial resources,” Miller said.
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