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Should Snowbirds Be Wary of Extra Tests?

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Some physicians are starting to warn their patients who winter in Florida that physicians may be ordering tests they don’t need, the New York Times reports. 
Medicare data show that some doctors in Florida have been ordering tests at twice the rate of doctors in Massachusetts, according to analysis by the Times

While some testing for new patients may be reasonable, some researchers offer a different theory on why doctors are doing so many tests: profits.