County doctor-resident ratio above state average


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Dr. Jane Pardieck, a new physician at Seymour Pediatrics, examines 7-month-old Adalee Gambrel's ear during a checkup Monday. Jackson County's ratio of doctors to residents is above state average. PHOTO BY JANUARY WETZEL


Dr. Jane Pardieck, a new physician at Seymour Pediatrics, examines 7-month-old Adalee Gambrel's ear during a checkup Monday. Jackson County's ratio of doctors to residents is above state average. PHOTO BY JANUARY WETZEL


Jackson County residents could be seeing longer waits in their doctor’s office or might not be getting appointments at all.

The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released Indiana’s 2013 county health profiles, showing Jackson County’s ratio of people per primary care physician is approximately 1,775 to 1.

Statewide, the ratio is an average of 1,557 Hoosiers per doctor.

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