Physician compensation increased for these 12 specialties — Orthopedics is No. 1

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Physician compensation continued increasing in 2019, despite a less pronounced rise in compensation per work relative value unit compared to prior years, according to the American Medical Group Association's "2020 Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey."

Here are median compensation increases for 12 specialites:

Orthopedic surgery: 6.88 percent
OB-GYN: 5.65 percent
Internal medicine: 5.65 percent
Pediatrics: 5.06 percent
General surgery: 4.68 percent
All primary care: 4.46 percent
Hematology and medical oncology: 4.14 percent
Emergency medicine: 4.05 percent
Family medicine: 3.75 percent
Neurology: 3.46 percent
Gastroenterology: 2.83 percent
Cardiology: 2.47 percent

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