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Physicians for Patient Protection is a grassroots organization of practicing and retired physicians, residents, medical students, and assistant physicians (a new designation for physicians who have finished medical school but haven’t yet matched in a residency).
Our mission is to ensure physician-led care for all patients and to advocate for truth and transparency regarding healthcare practitioners.
We advance our mission by educating our colleagues, by influencing policy and legislation, and by educating our patients and the public.
Damian Caraballo, M.D. was featured on CNN New Day to discuss the current healthcare landscape during the COVID pandemic.LEARN MORE
PPP members contributed to this Medical Economics piece regarding physicians being replaced by Nurse Practitioners and loss of patient choice.LEARN MORE
For physicians, medical school is only the beginning. After graduation, physicians—now called residents—begin up to nine years of specialty training, or graduate medical education (GME). This training, required for licensure, is where pediatricians learn how to care for children and cardiologists learn how to treat patients with heart conditions. Funding for GME helps ensure enough residents learn to provide the care we need, when we need it.SIGN UP HERE
As the U.S. population ages, and as greater numbers of Americans suffer from multiple chronic conditions, we need more physicians to provide care. Yet, the Association of American Medical Colleges forecasts a physician shortage of between 40,800 and 104,900 by 2030 unless we increase the number of physicians trained: Congress can help by providing adequate GME funding.
Protecting funding for GME training is essential to maintaining patient access to care. “SaveGME” is an ongoing effort to encourage patients, physicians, residents and medical students to urge Congress to protect GME funding and training for our next generation of physicians. Join the movement — tell Congress that adequate GME funding is essential to ensuring access to care for all Americans. Or, visit the Patients Action Network to see how cuts to GME could hinder your access to quality care.JOIN PPP TODAY
Physicians for Patient Protection is about patients being first. Always.
PPP is important because the public deserves truth and transparency in health care, and because I will be a patient too, one day.
Not every person who wears a white coat or calls themselves “doctor” has gone through the same rigorous training, schooling, or exams as a physician. Patients deserve to know the truth and have access to safe medical care.