physicians en Schumer wants to increase number of doctors nationwide <p></p><p>Sen. Charles Schumer wants to increase the number of primary care physicians in the United States, particularly in rural areas like upstate New York.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:37:44 +0000 Gino Geruntino 56844 at Schumer wants to increase number of doctors nationwide Coming up this week: nurse practitioners seek independence <p>We'll take on the controversy surrounding the independence of nurse practitioners. Should they be allowed to practice independently? The deans of Upstate Medical University's college of Medicine and Nursing discuss.</p><p>"The concerns that have been expressed is that they may not have had the same depth and breadth as physician training does,” says Dr. David Duggan, College of Medicine dean. “But the key, for anyone, is to know their limits and to know what is in the best interest of their patient and when their patient needs to get additional care.”</p><p>Hear more Sunday at 9 p.m.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:55:22 +0000 HealthLink Staff 53412 at