Aging baby-boomers, a retiring workforce, and a growing population are driving up the demand for health care providers. It may be an impending problem for some areas. Yet in certain rural communities this has long been their reality.
Residents of Glades County, Florida have dealt with a doctor shortage for decades. The county now has a new doctor -- and he's its only one.
This profile documents a dilemma faced by many rural communities in America. It illustrates the larger issue of geographic health disparities that continue to exist in this country. Produced in January 2012. Music by Sonny Carntyne.