MDs RETIRING: 23,000 Physicians Will Retire by 2026

SOURCE: The Leading Business Education Network for Doctors, Financial Advisors and Health Industry Consultants

Thousands of doctors are expected to reach retirement age in the next three years, and their replacements won’t be physicians.


Instead, physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) will increasingly provide primary care services, according to a report from consulting firm Mercer.