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Doctors are calling it quits under stress of the pandemic

Thousands of medical practices have closed in recent months


November 16, 2020

Jenn Ackerman – New York Times

Dr. Kelly McGregory, who had to close down her private pediatric practice outside Minneapolis because of the pandemic, at home in Plymouth, Minn., Oct. 21, 2020. "It was devastating," McGregory said. "That was my baby."

Two years ago, Dr. Kelly McGregory opened her own pediatric practice just outside Minneapolis, where she could spend as much time as she wanted with patients and parents could get all of their questions answered.

But just as her practice was beginning to thrive, the coronavirus hit the United States and began spreading across the country.

"As an independent practice with no real connection to a big health system, it was awful," McGregory said.


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