rural healthcare

News 8 Investigates: Finding physicians for rural areas

 A shortage of doctors, especially in rural areas, is causing patients to go to great lengths to get care. They may have to drive for hours or wait months to see a primary care physician. The problem isn't new and is expected to get worse as baby boomers retire.

Program filling the need for doctors in rural Wisconsin

People living in rural areas often travel great distances to find specialized medical care. But a first-of-its-kind medical program is looking to fill the growing need for doctors in rural parts of Wisconsin.