Arizona Primary Care Physician Workforce Report
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) publishes an annual snapshot of the physician workforce by state using American Medical Association (AMA) Physician Masterfile data. AMA data includes active allopathic and osteopathic physicians working 20 hours a week or more. AAMC primary care data includes any physician with a self-reported primary specialty of family medicine, general practice, geriatric medicine (family practice), geriatric medicine (internal medicine), internal medicine, medicine-pediatrics, pediatrics, adolescent medicine (pediatrics) (Association of American Medical Colleges, 2017 ,p.3).
Arizona ranks 31st at 235.8 total physicians (MD, DO) per 100,000 population (State median is 257.6) and 42nd at 77.9 primary care physicians per 100,000 (State Median is 90.8). See Figures 2 and 3. (Association of American Medical Colleges, 2017).