‘Spread the wealth,’ utilize team-based care to combat growing GI provider shortage

There are no easy solutions for the ongoing and increasing shortage in GI providers — everybody is feeling this challenge.Physicians must strike a sensitive balance between doing procedures and seeing patients, particularly established patients who need to visit the office more regularly. This is especially true in the world of inflammatory bowel disease.On the other hand, leadership often wants us to see new patients, because they usually generate more bottom line to the institution compared with more established patients.In my practice, this boom in patient volume began about 16Read More

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