SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hi, I'm new here and I'm sorry if this thread is in the wrong place. Don't attack. I just have a genuine concern/question. Psychiatry is my main area of interest, however I'm also becoming intrigued by dermatology too. (I know, completely different, but I have personal reasons and interests.) I understand the general idea of Obamacare and the effects it could have on healthcare professionals as a whole. But I am wondering what kind of effect the bill will have on specific areas of medicine, particularly the two areas I've specified above? I'm also wondering what this could mean for nurse practitioners and other midlevels with regards to the physician shortage, which could possible worsen due to Obamacare. Thank you.