(Source: Vanderbilt Department of Medicine)
The following resources come from The Robert Graham Center.
The Primary Care Physician Mapper illustrates the distribution of primary care physicians by state, county, or census tracts in metropolitan areas.
Family Medicine Residency Footprint: Maps out the “footprint” of family medicine residency programs around the country. Breaks down both number and percent of graduates practicing in rural areas and in Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Med School Mapper: Enter a state or medical school and map will visualize the percent of graduates practicing in rural areas as well as regions where the graduates chose to practice.
Primary Care HPSA Map: Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area Maps represent counties with physician to population ratio of less than 1 to 3500. Searchable by state.
Primary Care Physicians By State: Quick reference (pdf) of primary care physicians by state. Breaks down the number of primary care physicians and the percent of total primary care physicians by state in the country.
State Workforce Projections: Projects Primary Care Physicians Workforce needs for each state. Estimates physician need by 2030 due to increased demands from aging, population growth and increasingly insured populations.
First Teach No Harm - by Philip Longman in Washington Monthly, July/August 2013
Primary Care: Our First Line of Defense - The Commonwealth Fund, June 12, 2013
Projecting the Supply and Demand for Primary Care Practitioners Through 2020 - Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, November 2013
Projecting US Primary Care Physician Workforce Needs: 2010-2025 - Annals of Family Medicine, December 2012