Keeping important messages on our radar: LA Times article discusses shortage of Latino providers

This Los Angeles Times article is a few months old, but should not be forgotten as its message is of consequence. The piece discusses the shortage of Latino doctors and the ramifications when doctor and patient do not speak the same language. With few Latino doctors for hundreds of thousands of Latino patients, it is vital that non-Hispanic white doctors are active in their attempts to learn Spanish.

""With all the demands on doctors — we only have about 15 minutes with a patient — to not have to take the extra step of a phone translation is huge"

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