mcdonald county en Missouri's Rural Doctor Shortage <p>There&rsquo;s a doctor shortage in rural America. This is not news &ndash; just the opposite &ndash; it&rsquo;s been going on for ages. Even old Doc Adams, the country doctor in&nbsp;&ldquo;Gunsmoke,&rdquo; was constantly overworked. In one episode, when he finally gets a vacation, he&rsquo;s kidnapped by outlaws in need of his services. Present-day Missouri ain&rsquo;t Dodge City, Kansas. But many rural doctors are still overstretched.&nbsp;</p><div style="height: 100%; line-height: 1.5; font-size: 87.5%; word-wrap: break-word; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 22:59:46 +0000 Jacob Fenston 2352 at Missouri's Rural Doctor Shortage