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Doctors needed as health care reform approaches
Bakersfield Californian

Dr. Katherine Schlaerth loves her work, but there’s not a lot of downtime at the crowded nonprofit Family Health Center in central Bakersfield.

“There are no lulls around here,” Schlaerth said with a tired smile as she double-checked a patient’s chart before moving to her next appointment.

Despite her job satisfaction, when Schlaerth contemplates the state of health care in Kern County and other areas of the state, her outlook darkens.