25 specialties where physicians report financial loss due to practice issues


Here are the percentage of surgeons who have experienced loss due to practice issues per specialty, based on findings from the Medscape Physician Debt and Net Worth Report 2016.

Nephrology: 18 percent
Plastic surgery: 18 percent
Urology: 15 percent
Ophthalmology: 15 percent
Orthopedics: 14 percent
Ob/Gyn: 14 percent
Neurology: 14 percent
Gastroenterology: 13 percent
Radiology: 12 percent
General surgery: 12 percent
Dermatology: 12 percent
Allergy: 12 percent
Pulmonary medicine: 11 percent
Family medicine: 11 percent
Rheumatology: 11 percent
Anesthesiology: 10 percent
Endocrinology: 10 percent
Critical Care: 10 percent
Pediatrics: 10 percent
Cardiology: 10 percent
Oncology: 9 percent
Internal medicine: 9 percent
Psychiatry: 7 percent
Emergency medicine: 5 percent
Pathology: 5 percent

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