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Monday, September 1, 2014

As newly insured seek care, rural doctor shortage worsens

Trae Hanan, 7, feels the baby in his mom Krista Hanan’s belly during her appointment with Dr. Rob Epstein, of Family Medicine of Port Angeles. “If you're not a kid or not pregnant, there are pretty much no physicians taking patients,” Epstein says of the provider shortage in his area.