Today we get a rural family physician’s perspective on healthcare from John Cullen. He joined the Perspectives on Healthcare Podcast with Rob Oliver from his office in Valdez, Alaska where he serves a community of about 5000 people. John is a member of Generation X. His community is located over 250 miles away from any other hospital.
Here are 3 things that stood out as John Cullen shared a rural family physician’s perspective on healthcare:
· His practice serves rural people and they have the same issues as people in the “big city” (they may have some issues that are more prevalent because of the fishing industry)
· Part of quality healthcare is doing the training to be prepared for whatever your patient’s presenting issue is (with such a small sample size, he faces a lot of statistical anomalies)
· Sometimes it is easier to bring in a team of medical experts to treat the patient than to move the patient
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