This commentary is by Hannah Rabin, M.D., a family doctor at Richmond Family Medicine.

I have been a family  doctor in independent practice in Vermont for more than 20 years, currently at Richmond Family Medicine, where I am one of three family doctors. Our practice also includes three family nurse practitioners and three part-time psychiatric nurse practitioners.

We take care of nearly 10,000 patients and see about 1,200 to 2,000 patients per month for a wide range of health care, from health maintenance checkups with focus on screening, immunizations and other prevention to chronic disease management and acute care for injuries and illness.

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