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Dr. LeBlanc should be kept in Rifle

Dear Editor,

It has become public knowledge that the Grand River Hospital District board is not renewing the contract for Dr. LeBlanc.

Rifle has finally got a sports-injury specialist on staff who is a very qualified orthopedic surgeon.

Now that we have an orthopedist that is so highly trained and would like to stay in the Rifle area, why not renew his contract and try to keep him here?

In the past, I know that the board would not keep a doctor with a D.O. after his name.

If this is your thinking on Dr. LeBlanc, I would like to tell you about another doctor in this area that was a D.O.

This doctor, like Dr. LeBlanc, really cared about the people of the town and the care that he gave them. He, along with Dr. Clagett, worked hand-in-hand to make Rifle a better town. They both gave freely of their time and talents and recognized the need for a hospital and working together caused it to happen.

The doctor I am speaking of is Dr. Moore, whom the nursing home was named after.

My current family doctor is also a D.O. and my heart doctor in Grand Junction is a D.O. These doctors know everything an M.D. knows, but have further training that makes them more educated and qualified than a regular M.D.

If you don’t renew the contract for Dr. LeBlanc, you will be setting Rifle back another very fine and caring doctor. You should be proud to keep him as part of the staff of the Rifle hospital.

Jan Walker


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