VIDEO EXTRA: What happened to the 'hometown doctor'?
SLATER - Primary health care used to be localized, centered around doctors who would see patients in their homes. Today, residents of Slater instead have to drive at least 12 miles to Marshall for five-day-a-week primary care.
Fitzgibbon Hospital CEO Ron Ott, Slater pharmacist John Markovich, and Slater residents J.I. and Barbara Akeman remember Slater's town physician, who made house calls and patient visits that have become rarities in primary health care today.