Category Archives: oncologists

The Incredible Shrinking Oncology Workforce

LC1, the insured lung cancer patient whose search for an oncologist described in last week’s post, is not alone. If more Americans realized that they might not find an oncologist or other specialist provider, they could help drive changes that … Continue reading

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Is There An Oncologist In the House?

Imagine, if you will, that you have early (stage 1b) lung cancer, that you think you have good insurance, and that you cannot find an oncologist to follow you. That’s the story of a 55-year-old man, who asked that I … Continue reading

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