Primary Care Under Pressure Many health experts are predicting a major shortage of primary caregivers in the near future. Yet fewer medical students than ever are choosing primary care as their profession. This series will examine some of the pressures on the primary care system -- and some of the potential solutions.

In the future, physician assistants like Jim Love could could be playing a bigger role in primary care. Julie Rovner/NPR hide caption

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Midlevel Providers Fill Primary Care Doctors' Shoes

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Future Of Primary Care? Some Say 'Medical Home'

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Dr. Cathy Crute, who has her own practice in Maine, says she brings a personal touch to primary care. Emilie Sommer for NPR hide caption

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Bucking The Trend: Primary Care Doc Practices Solo

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