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Continued: Lure of cosmetic procedures compounds a shortage of dermatologists

  • Article by: JOHN EWOLDT , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 22, 2014 - 10:46 PM

Many dermatologists say the real culprit is the perennial shortage of skin doctors that goes back more than 30 years. They point to Medicare cutbacks that leave less money to fund residency programs that produce more doctors. But Resneck believes that adding another 50 residencies per year still wouldn’t abate the shortage in many communities.

Dr. Matthew Tsang, a dermatologist at Park Nicollet, said: “The challenge is an inadequate amount of funding to teach young doctors. It’s not just dermatologists. It’s all medical and surgical specialties.”

 

John Ewoldt • 612-673-7633

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