The metro Atlanta area has a big shortage of orthopedists, but some of the best are in the area.
There’s one surgeon for every 30,000 residents, according to a survey released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services last year.
There are several hundred doctors in the metro area, but few have a specialty.
There is one orthopedist for every 1,000 people.
Here’s what you need to know about the shortage.
What is a surgeon?
A physician is a person who specializes in one of the following areas: Orthopedics