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New Mexico institutions work to solve doctor shortage


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico and a private Las Cruces college are working to address the state's doctor shortage in hopes of improving access to care in rural areas.

Valencia, Lea, Otero, Torrance and Luna counties have the greatest shortage of primary care doctors in the state, according to a 2016 report.

Physicians are less inclined to work in rural areas where they feel isolated or see a lack of activities and low pay, university and college officials told the Las Cruces Sun-News (

To help address the issues, the Burrell College of Osteopa...

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