Solo practice physicians are in jeopardy. The likely movement will be toward large group operations such as Kaiser Medical Foundation. The idea is assembly line medicine. Everyone gets care but visits are short, appointments are few, and there is a different doctor present for every visit.
What can you do to protect your freedom of choice as a patient? One thing is to keep in touch with your workplace human resources department. Find which options allow you to continue seeing your doctor and be aware of any changes during open enrollment periods.