5 reasons so many primary-care physicians are closing their doors

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An increasing number of employer-sponsored health insurance enables people to go directly to a specialist and avoid paying extra for a primary-care physician.

Has your primary-care physician closed up shop? It’s happening all over the country.

Walgreens WBA, +1.06% announced last month that it will start operating primary-care physician services at some of its stores. They will operate differently from traditional walk-in care facilities at pharmacies where people typically go when they have an immediate health problem.

The offices will be 2,500 square feet, and have a separate entrance, plus connecting doors to Walgreens. Patients (and Walgreens customers) can go there for their annual check-up and get referrals for specialists, just like they would do at the family doctor.

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