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Webb officials, community members discuss local physician staff needs

The Town of Webb Property Owners Association (WPOA) reported at its annual meeting in July that its role in local health care issues has waned now that St. Elizabeth’s has been successfully courted and is in operation of the health center.

But in recent weeks WPOA has fielded several complaints from community members, according to board member Bob McCoy.

The absence of a second doctor at the health care center is becoming a cause of frustration, he said.

When a doctor is not on hand at the office, as sometimes happens, the other health staff is limited in what they can administer in his absence, according to McCoy.

He said patients are being told that prescription renewals, things of that nature, must be put on hold.

That’s in addition to limits on the number of patients able to be seen, he said.

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