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Immigrant Doctors Help Ease California’s Primary Care Doctor Shortage
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It’s a familiar story in California. When Jose Chavez Gonzalez moved to the United States from El Salvador, he took any job he could get — stocking warehouses, construction, cleaning houses and working in a meat processing plant. But unlike most of the other immigrants he worked alongside, Chavez, 38, was a doctor with eight years of medical training.

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