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Less Travel, More Patient Time Ahead For Florida Doctors

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Your doctor may be traveling less and spending more time with you. BayNews 9 tells us why.

A new law may force doctors to close up shop at some locations.

Until now, there were no restrictions on the number of satellite offices a doctor could supervise. But the law, signed by Governor Bush last week, not only specifies the number of doctor’s offices, but the type of procedures performed in them as well.

Under the new law, primary care physicians can operate out of four offices, specialists only two. Dermatologists can have two, but they can be no more than 25 miles apart.

The law also places restrictions on who can perform aesthetic procedures like microdermabrasion, chemical peels and use lasers in satellite offices.

The point is to make sure patient care is as supervised as possible and people are getting the best medical attention the doctor can provide.