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Medical residency key to improved health care

October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — A lack of college medical residency programs in South Dakota is contributing to a shortage of primary health care options, the State Medical Association says.

The association estimates that one-fourth of South Dakotans — ma…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Medical residency key to improved health care

October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — A lack of college medical residency programs in South Dakota is contributing to a shortage of primary health care options, the State Medical Association says.

The association estimates that one-fourth of South Dakotans — ma…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Smith: Improving rural health care through broadband, bringing doctors to their patients

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Lost in the political squabbling surrounding the Affordable Care Act is the extraordinary work of our nation’s doctors. For generations, they have been the backbone of our health care system — from those doctors of a bygone era who made house cal…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Smith: Improving rural health care through broadband, bringing doctors to their patients

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Lost in the political squabbling surrounding the Affordable Care Act is the extraordinary work of our nation’s doctors. For generations, they have been the backbone of our health care system — from those doctors of a bygone era who made house cal…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Getting more doctors for N.D.: A key retention tool, in-state residencies, is maxed out now but officials expect more

April 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Michelle Placke grew up in the small town of Beulah with a dentist for a father and a nurse for a mother, so she knew she wanted to be a doctor at an early age.

After getting her medical training in Houston, Placke said her first choice to complet…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Getting more doctors for N.D.: A key retention tool, in-state residencies, is maxed out now but officials expect more

April 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Michelle Placke grew up in the small town of Beulah with a dentist for a father and a nurse for a mother, so she knew she wanted to be a doctor at an early age.

After getting her medical training in Houston, Placke said her first choice to complet…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fight against bad medicine: Medical community teams up with law enforcement to combat prescription abuse from the inside

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

As prescription drug addiction becomes an ever-increasing problem in North Dakota, members of the medical and law enforcement community are working together to try and stop it before it starts.
“It’s becoming a national epidemic,” said John Va…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: 65,000 people and no additional doctors

January 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

The shortage of primary care physicians in North Dakota just got worse.
It was approaching a crisis situation before expansion of Medicaid kicked in on Jan. 1. That expansion will eventually add 20,000 to 30,000 to the patient load in North Dakota.
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Early days of Obamacare bring trickle, not flood, of patients

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Sharon Begley and Lewis Krauskopf
Reuters

NEW YORK — U.S. medical providers are seeing only a trickle of patients newly insured under President Barack Obama’s health care law, as insurers, hospitals and doctors try to work out any hitche…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Early days of Obamacare bring trickle, not flood, of patients

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Sharon Begley and Lewis Krauskopf
Reuters

NEW YORK — U.S. medical providers are seeing only a trickle of patients newly insured under President Barack Obama’s health care law, as insurers, hospitals and doctors try to work out any hitche…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com