Specialist physician income, costs keep rising

Specialists that focus on minor but lucrative procedures not only earn big bucks, they also drive up healthcare costs, the New York Times reported. The inflation adjusted incomes of dermatologists, gastroenterologists and oncologists rose at least 50 percent between 1995 and 2012, while incomes for primary care physicians rose only about 10 percent, according to the Times. That figure does not include additional fees that physician-owned ancillary businesses, such as laboratories or ambulatory surgery centers, may generate. – read the full report from FierceHealthFinance