Doctors treating diabetes, neurologists and urologists are in short supply in the capital region, says a local doctor wooing doctors.
According to a survey released Wednesday by the Rensselaer-based Healthcare Association of New York (HANYS), 61 percent of hospitals and health systems said they were forced to occasionally move patients elsewhere last year because of inadequate professional coverage, according to the survey released Wednesday by the state Department of Health and Human Services and the Capital Region Health Association. Frisch estimates that at least one patient is being treated at every medical center in the 27-county area, which stretches north and west to the capital region. The national shortage of doctors is limited to specialists, according to the HENYS survey. Over the past six to eight years, Albany Med has adjusted its staffing and scheduling beyond expectations for patient transfers, he said.
This is very important because overcrowding in practices can increase the risk to everyone's safety.
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Dr. Lemons is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Albany School of Medicine. His scientific interests include the role of nutrition in creating healthy habits and the relationship between diet and health.
He has lectured at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has deepened his knowledge by attending regional and national ocularmology conferences.
He admits he is an experienced cataract surgeon, but admitted it can be uncomfortable and may be a toughness. This is not a bad situation, Frisch said, because he and his colleagues from Albany Med perform the majority of eye surgeries in the state of New York and in the United States. The surgery is performed in various ways and according to the case by a team of surgeons from Albany Medical Center and Albany University Hospital. With the help of an ophthalmologist, he has successfully performed more than half of his surgeries, achieving the desired results in less than two weeks.
To address the shortage, HANYS calls for an increase in government funding for programs that provide access to doctors working as general practitioners in rural areas.