Why Physicians Should Practice Medicine in Alaska

September 27, 2013

Allergist/immunologist Melinda Rathkopf shares her perspective on practicing medicine in the state of Alaska.

Alaska stands out from the rest of the country as a great place to practice because medical practice consolidation seems to be occurring at a slower pace, Melinda Rathkopf, an allergist/immunologist based in Anchorage, told Physicians Practice.

"There's a trend I see the rest of the country going toward that Alaska has not yet - and

we really kind of hope we don't see it - is the loss of the small-physician practices and solo practices," said Rathkopf. "I talk to providers in other states, and more and more physicians
are going into hospital-based practices or larger groups because they just feel the stresses are so difficult with small practice."

Listen to this podcast to hear more about what Rathkopf loves and dislikes about practicing in Alaska.

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