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StateImpact: Rural Areas Often Missing Key Piece

Filed by KOSU News in Feature.
March 19, 2012

No one wants to drive far to visit a doctor, but it’s becoming the norm in some parts of the state. And as more doctors retire, the problem will only grow. StateImpact Oklahoma has the story here.

Tomorrow, I visit one Oklahoma town near the Texas border feeling the effects of that location.

 

2 Responses to “StateImpact: Rural Areas Often Missing Key Piece”

  1. M. Matthews, MD says:

    My wife has been a FP in rural Oklahoma for almost 20 years. Her desire is to start a FREE Clinic for the poor and non insured. I don't know how to go about applying for grants! do you have any suggestions? Any help would be appreciated.

  2. Alana says:

    My father was a GP in Seminole, OK. He donated his clinic to the city when he retired in 1987. In April of this year there will be a free clinic opening with local volunteers consisting of doctors, nurses, etc. It took 25 years for this to come about. I don't know the details, but the city of Seminole may be of some help to you. You may also want to speak with Stu Phillips at the Seminole Producer. My father Dr. Bunch saw the need in his practice. The need is getting greater and greater. I wish he was here to see it finally happen. Good luck!

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