posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 05:14 PM
I was just digging through US census maps of all different kinds in relation to a web project I'm hard at work on when I came across one I thought
ATS would really appreciate seeing. It's a US map from 2009 showing the county-by-county situation for doctors in the United States. One color set
denotes how many patients to each doctor exist in a county while the other set show which countys literally have NO doctor available on record.
Now there are a few here that came as no shock on that and I've driven across quite a few of them. I can tell you some of the counties shown in
Nevada and Montana, for instance, would have a doctor sitting in his office for an occasional miner, traffic accident or misadvernture with local
wildlife for nature hikers and not much else.
However, other areas came as a shock for where they are and are not shown as covered. Below is a small sample of the map for it's layout.
The full map is a few megs worth of PDF at the Census.gov site and of course, comes with the legend to explain the coloring.
United States Doctor Availability by County
So, the next time you call 'Is there a doctor in the house??', there may well be a good reason for silence in return. Depending on where you live?
The answer may actually be no!