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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Higgs Says There Need Not Be A Shortage Of Family Doctors

Provincial Finance Minister Blaine Higgs is saying there's no reason for anyone from St. Stephen to Sussex to be without a family doctor. 

He says there are 161 family doctors in the Saint John region and if each one saw 15 patients a day, there wouldn't be a doctor shortage because half a million patients could be seen.
Higgs points out 40 per cent of the doctors he's talking about are on salary with no targeted patient load so they can see as few as they want.