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Dr. Joseph Sirven: Should doctors face cognitive testing to continue practicing as they age?

Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 1:21pm
Updated: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 8:26pm
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Dr. Joseph Sirven

The American Medical Association reports nationally, more than 300,000 doctors are older than 65. The Arizona Medical Board says it does not keep track of the age of physicians licensed in the state.

Researchers at Yale University recently released the results of a three-year study in which they tested doctors older than 70 working there to see if they were experiencing memory loss.

To find out what they found and what it might mean for the medical industry, The Show turned to Dr. Joe Sirven, KJZZ’s medical commentator and a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic.

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