Recent changes in the U.S. healthcare system have provided more people than ever with medical coverage. But few of us realize that the number of doctors is dwindling, leaving these newly-covered citizens without qualified caregivers. We need to ask ourselves and each other: What will happen to us when we can’t get our basic medical care? And where have all the doctors gone? Here we have some answers.
The shortage of primary care physicians is a problem that affects the entire country, created as more doctors leave their practices and fewer medical students choose primary care. This film explores why that’s happening. M.I.A. M.D. is meant to educated us all on the crisis at hand and perhaps begin to correct it.