State of Texas Seeing a Shortage of Doctors

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

TEXAS - Texas has a shortage of primary care physicians and it's only expected to get worse.

27 counties across the state have no doctor at all, including three in West Texas.

NewsWest Nine checked with the Texas Medical Board and Loving, Glasscock, and Borden Counties don't have a single doctor.

Officials say doctors are increasingly going into specialties which are more lucrative than general practice.

They say the state's population has grown faster than the number of primary care doctors.