Ankita Rao is a web reporter for KHN and an alumna of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has appeared in several publications including the New York Times, Slate, Huffington Post, and Washington City Paper. Originally from Florida, Ankita completed a one-year Indicorps fellowship in northern India where she designed and implemented a development project. She is focused on covering the practice of medicine and disparities. | Contact: AnkitaR@kff.org | @Anrao
Physicians are experimenting with new business models and practice techniques in response to financial and lifestyle pressures.
The growing number of osteopathic doctors could help fill the primary care niche in medically underserved areas.
For years, osteopathic physicians were viewed differently than their medical-doctor counterparts, but this distinction is disappearing.
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