3 things to know about orthopedist wealth & debt

Orthopedists are among physicians with the highest net worth, according to Medscape's 2019 physician wealth and debt report.

Three key details to know:

1. Eighteen percent of orthopedists are worth over $5 million, falling behind gastroenterologists, dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

2. Forty five percent of orthopedists have a mortgage over $500,000, compared to 51 percent of dermatologists, 48 percent of ophthalmologists, 46 percent of cardiologists, and 45 percent of plastic surgeons.

3. Twenty-eight percent of orthopedists said they are still paying off student debt.

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