Last Doctor For 50 Miles

How To Bring Decent Healthcare to the Central Valley

Rural healthcare in California is fighting an uphill battle–for better access, improved transportation, more coverage and reimbursement, and against doctor shortages. But there is cause for hope, agreed a panel of health care providers and journalists at an event co-presented by the California Wellness Foundation in front of a full house at Fresno’s Café Revue.

Moderator Michelle Levander, director of the California Endowment Health Journalism fellowships, opened the discussion by presenting some bleak statistics about the inequalities of healthcare in the Central Valley. In the region’s poorer zip codes, the rate …

What You City Docs Miss

Being a Rural Physician Is Different-Gratifyingly So


In cities, more and more of us are getting used to getting medical care that treats us as a collection of parts. We see a podiatrist for our foot, an …