In rural Wisconsin, nurses come to the farm to provide basic preventive health care

  • Article by: M.L. JOHNSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 21, 2013 - 2:05 PM

SHAWANO, Wis. — Wisconsin dairy farmer Kevin Ainsworth rushed to the emergency room in 1992, when he sliced off the tip of his finger. Other than a quick trip in 2010 when a test during a blood donation raised a false alarm about hepatitis C, that was his last visit to a doctor.

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georgina17Dec. 21, 13 2:20 PM

This is a wonderful model to deliver care to this population. We all know that preventive and basic maintenance care needs to match the patient's lifestyle or it won't happen, and whatever you do recommend or prescribe will go unused. This approach not only meets the patient where they are (both figuratively and litterally), but also gets synergy from the provider really knowing the patient and their environment.

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