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Celebrating the People Who Work to Keep Us Healthy


Melissa Blosser
Public Relations Specialist
Banner Lassen Medical Center

When people get sick, doctors figure out why.

They examine people, listen to them describe their health problems and do tests to see what is wrong. They give people medicine and other kinds of treatment. They also give advice about diet, exercise and sleep.

There are many kinds of doctors. Family and general practitioners are often the first doctors that people go to when they get sick. These doctors treat common problems. They also send patients to other doctors, called specialists. Specialists are experts in specific types of health problems.

Lassen County is home to a group of doctors dedicated to practicing in a rural community. Many of them have practiced for many years in our town delivering multiple generations of children and caring for the patients in Lassen County for their entire lives. 

Banner Lassen Medical Center's physicians are being honored by the hospital on National Doctor's Day, March 30th.

Choosing to practice in a rural setting can present challenges. One of the biggest challenges in rural healthcare is a shortage of doctors willing to give up the convenience, technology, prestige and typically higher salaries of metropolitan areas to practice in rural settings.

Many doctors in the Lassen County area balance these challenges by relying on a crucial relationship with Banner Lassen Medical Center, providing them with advanced medical technology and the support of a larger corporate healthcare system. This relationship combined with established patient relationships has allowed the people of Lassen County to benefit from having Banner Lassen Medical Center as part of our community.

Please take time to thank your Doctor for choosing to practice in our rural community on March 30th, National Doctors’ Day!


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