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Bringing Doctors To Rural Areas

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You can imagine why lots of doctors like to work in urban areas... there are lots of people there, and building a lucrative practice would be fairly easy. 

There's a lot less money to be made in rural areas, and that's why the federal government provides the National Health Service Corps

NHSC brings medical professionals to "underserved" communities in exchange for some commitments. 

Dr. Kelvin Vu at the Open Door Clinics in Humboldt County arrived through NHSC, and is happy sticking around.  He joins us to talk about his work, and how he found his way to Humboldt County.  

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.