Millennials Are Ditching Their Primary Care Physicians

KCBS Radio: On-Demand
Wednesday, October 10th
As they search for faster, cheaper healthcare options, millennials are increasingly ditching primary care physicians.

A recent national poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 26% of adults said they did not have a primary doctor. That number jumped to 45% for adults aged 18-29.That's because many young adults are now turning to retail clinics in drugstores, urgent care centers and even virtual appointments.

Dr. Ateev Mehrotra is an associate professor in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. He tells KCBS Radio anchor Rebecca Corral that many of these alternatives represent a positive step forward in healthcare.