Dr. Edwin Leap was the first physician I interviewed for Doctales. As an emergency room physician, I don’t know how he finds the time to write as much as he does and as well as he does. He suggests the best place to find his current writing is on his Substack site, Life and Limb.
In this interview, I talk with Dr. Leap about the problems with small hospitals in rural communities.
One of the problems is with large corporations buying small hospitals, they’ll buy them and then maintain them for a couple of years and divest themselves of them. But they don’t really have a vested interest in them.
Those genuinely interested in solving rural healthcare problems need to listen to the doctors who work in rural communities.
Please see the transcript of Dr. Leap’s interview if you prefer reading to listening.