Reid Blackwelder, President of the American Academy of Family Physicians
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A new survey finds that nearly three quarters of Americans prefer to receive their medical care from physicians rather than non-physicians such as nurses or nurse practitioners. The survey also found that nine in ten Americans choose a physician to lead their ideal medical team. In addition, physicians are seen as more knowledgeable, experienced, trusted and up-to-date on medical advances than non-physicians by margins greater than two to one.
Reid Blackwelder, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, explains why more people prefer physicians for their medical care.
HEALTH CARE HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CHALLENGING AND THESE RESULTS INDICATE THAT AMERICANS WANT TO HAVE A PHYSICIAN AS THE LEADER OF THEIR HEALTH CARE TEAM. THEY UNDERSTAND THAT PHYSICIANS HAVE THE MEDICAL EXPERTISE NECESSARY TO KNOW WHETHER AN APPARENTLY STRAIGHTFORWARD SYMPTOM ACTUALLY REPRESENTS A MORE COMPLICATED PROBLEM. THEY WANT THAT EXPERTISE FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR LOVED ONES.
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