Interactive Map Shows Shortage of Doctors in Rural Texas

Health Care

Interactive Map Shows Shortage of Doctors in Rural TexasStating that most of rural Texas lacks primary care physicians, pediatricians, obstetricians and gynecologists, and other specialists, the Texas Tribune created an interactive map that demonstrates this shortage of doctors. More than half (132) of the state’s 254 counties have a shortage of primary care doctors, 99 have a shortage of dental care providers and 202 have a shortage of mental health care providers, according to government calculations. As of September 2011, 138 counties did not have a pediatrician, 144 did not have a gynecologist or obstetrician, and 29 did not have a primary care physician.

Visit the Texas Tribune website for details and the interactive map.