When It Comes To Doctor Access, The San Joaquin Valley Is Being Left Behind

The US could be short of at least 40,000 doctors by the year 2030. In particular, San Joaquin Valley is already being impacted. According to Janet Coffman, a professor of health policy at the Healthforce Center at UC San Francisco, the problem is particularly pronounced here. “The San Joaquin Valley has one of the lowest ratios of primary care physicians and of specialist physicians per population for any region in the state.”