There aren’t many doctors left in Bamberg. Those that remain are clustered around the old hospital. Since it closed four years ago, patients have had fewer options for care. Which means the doctors who stayed, like Danette McAlhaney are busy.
“There is seldom a time here when we are slow,” she said. ”We just stay busy all the time.”
When McAlhaney isn’t treating people herself, they are still coming to her office to have appointments with other doctors, who are hours away, through a television screen.