The groups dominating physician employment

Here are three major companies dominating physician employment:

CVS Health

CVS Health supports more than 40,000 physicians, pharmacists, nurses and nurse practitioners. The company has 1,100 MinuteClinic locations in 36 states and Washington, D.C., and through its deal with Oak Street Health, CVS Health has more than 130 primary care clinics.

HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare supports 38,000 physicians. The healthcare giant consists of 184 hospitals and about 2,000 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding emergency rooms, urgent care centers and physician clinics in 21 states and the United Kingdom.


With 90,000 physicians in its portfolio, UnitedHealth Group's Optum is the largest employer of physicians in the U.S. Optum has 2,200 primary and specialty care offices in 16 states.

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