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Network nightmares: When your doctor and hospital don’t mix
Bakersfield Californian

What good is it to have a health plan if you can’t find doctors and hospitals to accept it?

That question rushes to mind every time a frustrated reader writes in to describe his or her Kafkaesque quest to find care.

I’m also hearing from frustrated medical providers, including Dr. Nelson Branco, a pediatrician in Marin County.

Branco was one of more than 2,300 California doctors who participated in a survey conducted by the California Medical Association (CMA) in April.

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