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Seeing health as more than medical care, Dr. Oscar Sablan has served on Firebaugh's school board nearly 20 years.
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Seeing health as more than medical care, Dr. Oscar Sablan has served on Firebaugh's school board nearly 20 years.

Rural California has long faced a shortage of doctors. In the San Joaquin Valley alone, studies show the number of primary care physicians per person is about half the state's average.

Rural California has long faced a shortage of doctors. In the San Joaquin Valley alone, studies show the number of primary care physicians per person is about half the state's average. But here and there, you can find physicians who really commit to their communities.

Lisa Morehouse from the California Report has the story 

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