Looming doctor shortage casts shadow on health care
Dr. Bruce Yalowitz examines a urine sample at the Urologic Specialists of Northwest Indiana in Merrillville. Yalowitz spent his first two years of med school at the IU School of Medicine Gary campus. A national doctor shortage on the horizon could change the health care landscape in Northwest Indiana and across the country. The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts the United States will be short more than 90,000 physicians by 2020 and more than 130,000 by 2025.