7 cities with primary care physician decreases surpassing 10%

Between 2010 and 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found the number of primary care physicians per 100,000 U.S. residents increased 3.7 percent. However, some cities faced an opposing trend, with seven cities reporting declines surpassing 10 percent in the aforementioned timeframe, according to 24WallSt.

Here are seven cities losing physicians:

1. Jacksonville, N.C.
Rate decrease in PCPs from 2010-2013: 17.9 percent
PCPs per 100,000 residents: 30.2

2. Kingston, N.Y.
Rate decrease in PCPs from 2010-2013: 14.7 percent
PCPs per 100,000 residents: 64.1

3. Midland, Texas.
Rate decrease in PCPs from 2010-2013: 14.2 percent
PCPs per 100,000 residents: 38.1

4. Cheyenne, Wyo.
Rate decrease in PCPs from 2010-2013: 12.2 percent
PCPs per 100,000 residents: 65.6

5. Morristown, Tenn.
Rate decrease in PCPs from 2010-2013: 10.8 percent
PCPs per 100,000 residents: 55.5

6. Brunswick: Ga.
Rate decrease in PCPs from 2010-2013: 10.3 percent
PCPs per 100,000 residents: 43

7. Kankakee, Ill.
Rate decrease in PCPs from 2010-2013: 10.2 percent
PCPs per 100,000 residents: 42.8

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