I read the article "Come Hither, Dear Doc" (Nov. 7) with interest. I am a registered nurse, working in radiation oncology at St. Joseph Hospital. The article certainly described some of the issues related to recruiting physicians to our area, but didn't report that numerous excellent physicians have been recruited, in multiple specialties. An incomplete list includes: radiation oncology, allergy and immunology, medical oncology, neurosurgery, ENT, radiology and orthopedic surgery.
Our community certainly has many medical care challenges, as does the nation, but we do have excellent physicians who have chosen to live and practice on the North Coast.
Deborah R. Turkis, Eureka