Question by  strongangel (20)

What kind of doctor is in the highest demand?


Answer by  patti (29325)

General medicine or family practice physicians are the highest demand in the profession. As more and more doctors specialize, it's difficult to find a "regular" doctor.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

The highest demand right now is for primary care physicians / family practitioners. This career path makes significantly less money than some of the more specialized tracks so it has been less desirable lately.


Answer by  judithr105 (269)

The family practice doctor is in the highest demand because in the age of HMO's where you need a referral to see a specialist, you must see your family practice doctor first to obtain a referral. I also think opthalmologists are in high demand as many people wear glasses or contact lenses.


Answer by  cafish (2035)

Cardiologists are in highest demand. Orthopedic surgeons and radiologists are also in demand. Ophthalmologists, dermatologists, and anesthesiologists are in demand. Doctors in the mental health area are always needed. There is a demand for all types of doctors because of the age of baby boomers.


Answer by  caporfirio (804)

Primary doctors are in high demand. These doctors are key to giving a diagnosis and referring patients to a specialist if needed. Surgeons in various fields are also in high demand.


Answer by  skm (432)

How much "in demand" a doctor is depends on the area you live in. Certain rural areas have a scarcity of various specialists.


Answer by  DocT (72)

Primary care doctors seem to be in the highest demand. Most people want a doctor that has a general knowledge of all things that might happen to a person.

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