Access to health care is scant across the vast rural regions of Texas, and it's a problem on track to worsen. Doctors, pharmacists and family planning clinics say state budget tightening may force many health care providers out of business or prevent them from providing adequate patient care. There's also fear that Texas medical schools won't produce enough primary care doctors to support the growing population and that there will not be enough residency positions for Texas medical students in the coming years.
Texas is HUGE! Many parts of this giant state are lacking the physicians they need to care for our growing population. This interactive map from the Texas Tribune gives you a county-by-county and specialty-by-specialty look at where our biggest problems are.