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Fixing the Valley’s doctor shortage
Hanford Sentinel

There’s a significant shortage of doctors in the San Joaquin Valley, a shortage that some believe nurse practitioners can help fill. The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development has an online map of California that marks areas with primary care physician shortages in blue. With the exception of a few small pockets, the entire southern San Joaquin Valley — Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties — is a sea of blue.