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Millennials Are Ditching Primary Care Doctors

Polling indicates 45 percent of Millennials fail to have a primary care provider

First they came for chain restaurants, then golf, and now millennials are turning their backs on another old institution: primary care. Younger patients are increasingly turning away from primary care doctors and toward clinics or urgent care centers, The Washington Post reports.

By the numbers: In a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 45 percent of 18-to-29 year-olds didn't have a primary care provider. That number was significantly lower for older respondents.


Waiting several days for an appointment, when you're sick, is not super attractive to young people.

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