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Why you don't always get to see a doctor at the doctor's office

Increasingly, Americans do not see an actual doctor when they have an appointment at the doctor's office. Instead, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are often the ones performing routine treatment and diagnosis. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show “Take Care,” hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Dr. Atul Grover, chief public policy officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges about what NPs and PAs are allowed to do and how they are trained.

More of this interview can be heard on "Take Care," WRVO's health and wellness show Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m.  Support for this story comes from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.