Economy Disrupts Doctors Retirement Plans

Matthew Rice, MD, a 62-year-old emergency physician in Seattle, thought he would be firmly in retirement by now after leaving private practice earlier this year. However, Dr. Rice, like a lot of physicians his age or older, is finding himself still needing paid work. "My retirement doesn't look as good as it did," said Dr. Rice, who is working six shifts a month at various hospitals on an as-needed basis. "This is similar for a lot of physicians I know. Many are making decisions to work a bit longer."
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