Clinton loses its foot doctor

Writer urges a letter campaign to re-instate Clinton's foot doctor, Dr. Bolen.

Dear Editor

Interior Health has done it again!

Our capable, well-respected foot doctor has been turned out of the hospital where, for 18 years, he has treated patients from all over the Interior.

Approximately every six weeks, he drives up from the Lower Mainland and maintains a regular schedule treating patients from Clinton, Ashcroft, Lytton, Lillooet and many miles into the surrounding area. He also treats all of the patients in the hospital.

Dr. Bolen is valued by his patients and their families for his expertise, and the fact that he has made himself available to all who need him. We can’t get any doctor from Kamloops who will come here for patient foot care.

Interior Health seems to be behind all the decisions in the health care field. They are not noted for making the best decisions for the general public. We need Dr. Bolen to be welcomed in our community with appropriate space in our hospital. His accessibility to all of us in the Interior is crucial and important to our comfort and well being.

Write a letter to your newspaper, radio station, TV station, your MLA or anyone you can think of and tell them of this sad business. Dr. Bolen has been treated shamefully. We want hi back to treating his patients here. We feel he should be given a sincere and complete apology.

Pat West

Clinton