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Primary Care Doctors Sparse in FL, Even in Big Cities

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Bill Branson
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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A shortage of primary care doctors exists across much of Florida, not just in small, rural counties, the Associated Press reports. According to federal data, communities in Miami, Tampa and Orlando don’t have enough primary care physicians, either. 

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