"I’m a struggling doctor today"

Expect a wave of practices to close: “Simply put, Sroka loves what he does. But this is the last year he may be able to afford to do it.

Half of his 4,000-client practice relies on Medicare to pay their bills, and Tuesday, a 10.6 percent reduction in Medicare reimbursement rates will take effect unless Congress intervenes.

But even without the cuts, some doctors like Sroka aren’t sure their practices can survive.”