In the Primary Care Doctors industry, the burden of chronic illnesses, which are disproportionately prevalent in older adults, has risen significantly due to a demographic shift to an aging population. Most important to growth, however, has been the passage of the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The increase in the number of insured individuals has exacerbated the shortage of primary care doctors. Despite marginal growth, the number of primary care doctors has not expanded enough to keep up with demand. Current trends are expected to accelerate over the next five years as an aging population and rising health insurance coverage drive demand for primary care doctors. As a result, industry revenue is expected to increase over the five years to 2022. However, the regulatory environment of this industry has the potential to change significantly.
This industry includes general practitioners who possess a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree. These doctors primarily work with a broad understanding of all illnesses and do not restrict their practice to one particular field of medicine. Doctors in this industry are trained for comprehensive first-contact and continued care for individuals with any undiagnosed health concern.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.