Some doctors are the kind patients see when they have a specialized issue. A patient might drive an hour or more to a big city and see the doctor a few times. Then there are the doctors patients see for checkups, laryngitis and their kids’ ear infections.

Neuroendocrinologists or interventional radiologists are important to modern medicine, but they probably won’t provide the kind of medical care that most patients need on a daily basis.

Doctors Kate Schmitz and Vaughan Bulfinch entered Community Health of Central Washington’s family medicine residency program to train in the kind of medicine people need every day, and they’re doing a lot of that training here as the Yakima-based health care provider’s first residents in its rural family medicine residency program in Ellensburg.
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