New York Is 2018’s 3rd Worst State for Doctors

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For Immediate Release
March 28, 2018

New York Is 2018’s 3rd Worst State for Doctors
New York Moves Up from 51st to 49th Worst State

Statement attributable to:
Thomas Madejski, MD
President, Medical Society of the State of New York

The latest report identifying New York as the 3rd worst state in the country to be a physician shows that we have a long way to go to improve New York’s practice climate.  Once again, New York’s exorbitant malpractice insurance costs  combined with low insurer payments creates an untenable squeeze that makes it exceedingly difficult to continue to be available to deliver patient care.  Make no mistake – physicians, residents and medical students make decisions about where to locate to deliver patient care based upon perception of the practice environment.  It is imperative that the Legislature and the Governor work together to advance initiatives to make  New York physician- friendly, by reducing hassles with insurance companies, controlling medical liability costs, and providing opportunities for meaningful loan repayments.  Patients who depend on physician availability deserve nothing less.”

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Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.

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