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PAs provide important services
Thank you for the informative article (Aug. 26) on use of mid-level healthcare providers in our area. Both nurse practitioners and physician assistants are trained to provide preventive and basic care in a primary care setting. PAs are trained following the physician model, a team approach relationship with physicians. NPs are trained using the nursing model, a collaborative relationship with physicians.
In defense of Dr. Maxey
All I have read about Dr. Maxey has been negative. Why aren’t some of his patients who do not believe all this about him standing up in his defense? Just because certain people want to destroy a good man and get his money doesn’t mean it’s true. If there weren’t dollar signs in some people’s eyes, there would not be a lawsuit. I think the saying “those who throw the first stone” should apply here. Also, might someone also be afraid of Dr. Maxey because he may not belong to the good ol’ boys club and is a better doctor than some and has morals and decency that others may not have?
Old hospital building should be used to help poverty-level residents
I would be a poor Kentuckian if I did not have an opinion regarding usage of the former Saint Joseph-London Hospital. So, keeping in character, I submit the following: I recommend the vacated medical center be leased by the Laurel County government for the county’s citizens deemed below the poverty level.
Congress must be replaced with Americans
Friday, Aug. 27, The Sentinel-Echo published a guest editorial from the Joplin (Mo.) Globe, subject: “The Wisdom of Compromise,” which had to be addressed.
Rand Paul will honor the Constitution
It was about four years ago when I turned on the TV news and an interview was in progress. The interviewer and company executives were discussing the outsourcing of American manufacturing companies to foreign locations. The interviewer commented that he would like to know if it was true that United States companies moved overseas because of the availability of cheap labor. One of the executives replied, “Don’t forget! Most citizens of those countries can’t afford to purchase our products. It is necessary that we ship them back to the United States for sale. When one considers the expense of shipment back to America, the cheaper foreign labor isn’t that much of an advantage. It was extreme regulations imposed by the government of the United States that caused our companies to either close down, or move to locations where they can manufacture.”
Please help keep new hospital in good shape
I am writing to express my disappointment with some observations I made at the recent new hospital open house.
Federal spending is the real problem
In your editorial, you seem transfixed by Rand Paul’s comments regarding the drug problem in eastern Kentucky. You quoted him as saying it is not a “real pressing problem.” He did not deny it is a problem, but in comparison to the other problems facing Kentucky and the nation, it is indeed not pressing. If federal, state and local spending is not brought under control, there will not be funds for drug enforcement or any other of the many worthy causes.
The homecoming secret
The secret is simple. Homecoming isn’t for people to come home to; it’s for people who are already here. When you look at the scheduling you realize that it’s actually a going-away party. Many colleges aren’t starting school until after homecoming week; county schools will have just recently started. In a town where the constant complaint is that there is nothing to do, the homecoming planners are providing an alternative to the normal.
Resident concerned bear is near Bentley Road
Sometime after 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, and daylight Friday, Aug. 6, our much-loved pet, Wookie, lost a horrific fight for his life to something that came out of the woods. From the way he looked, I think it was a bear. He was a strong, energetic dog and very active.
Chelsea wedding coverage in poor taste
Thank goodness it is all over. I don’t know about anyone else but I am sick and tired of hearing about the cost of Chelsea’s wedding. Who really cares?
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