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Primary care physician shortage worsening

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A doctor checks a patient's blood pressure on September 5, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Adam Berry/Getty Images

The way things are going, finding a family doctor is going to be increasingly challenging. Fewer and fewer medical students are signing up to become primary care physicians.

According to the American Medical Association only 2 percent said they were interested in practicing primary care. 

Dr. Colin P. West, associate professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., has been looking into why medical students are passing over the family doctors office. 

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