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Posted inRural Health

NC’s rural provider shortage persists despite decades of efforts

By Liora Engel-Smith Camden County’s health care workforce is as lean as it comes. There are no psychologists or nurse practitioners in the rural bedroom community in the far northeastern corner of the state. No podiatrists or nurse-midwives. No physician assistants either. The county of roughly 10,000 has one dentist, one hygienist, one pharmacist and […]