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Renewed effort to lure doctors to rural areas faces obstacles
Washington Post

Sarah Carricaburu slipped her sleek new iPhone into her purse for the day. With no signal here deep in the woods, it’s useless. She swiveled away from her desktop computer, which can’t access the Internet, and glanced at the manila folders of patient records neatly stacked on a shelf by nurses. “I grew up in the age of electronic medical records,” said Carricaburu, 33, a primary care physician who was raised in the Washington suburbs. “Coming here was like stepping back in time. I would like to stay in a community health-care setting, but here I didn’t feel like I had the resources to do my job. You’re cut off.”