PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A leader of a clinic has asked the city of Pendleton to help finance a $150,000 project to recruit a dozen doctors, dentists and physician assistants.
The East Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/VeA8Ri) the proposal from Cesareo Texidor of the Center for Women and the Family. He says Medicare and Medicaid patients are having severe trouble finding doctors in Pendleton, and patients at the clinic can wait months for appointments to see the obstetrician and gynecologist.
Russell Harrison, a doctor with Pendleton Family Medicine, said some physicians work with Medicare and Medicaid patients but limit the number they see.
City Manager Robb Corbett said the only city funds Texidor can secure are in loans.
Texidor said he also wants to participate in a federal program that helps doctors pay off student loans.
Information from: East Oregonian, http://www.eastoregonian.info