rural doctors

3:48 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Rural Kansas Hospital Bolsters Recruitment By Enticing 'Missionary' Doctors

Kearny County Hospital CEO Benjamin Anderson has been to Zomba, Zimbabwe five times in the past four years doing medical mission work. He is pictured here with one of the children from the village.
Credit Tim Walter

Although 25 percent of Americans still live in rural areas, only 10 percent of doctors do, according to the National Rural Health Association, and finding physicians and other medical professionals willing to work in the hinterlands remains a serious, growing problem in Kansas and other parts of the United States.

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6:00 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

90-Mile View: Dr. Gary Yarbrough

Gary Yarbrough, M.D.
Credit Courtest of Gary Yarbrough

Dr. Gary Yarbrough has practiced family medicine in small towns for 30 years.  In that time he's met some memorable people.

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Harvest Public Media
9:08 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Selling Doctors On Rural Communities

Dr. Dan Shuman moved his practice to rural Ashland, Kan., in part because he is encouraged to take time off for missionary work.
Peggy Lowe Harvest Public Media

Recruiting doctors to small towns is a chronic problem. Most places try to lure a physician by rolling out the red carpet with a big salary, a home on a golf course or other cushy perks.

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10:15 am
Thu September 9, 2010

Telemedicine Gets Boost

Kansas City, MO – Leaders of a new telemedicine initiative are hoping to expand the use of the technology in rural areas where doctors and other specialists are difficult to access.

The virtual Heartland Telehealth Resource Center will help doctors and other providers get started with video-conferencing and other telemedicine technologies.

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