Practicing small town medicine for thirty years and seeing three or four generations of many families has given me a perspective fewer and fewer physicians have today. 

“Progress Notes” refers to the daily or occasional entries a physician makes in a patient’s medical record on the progress of a case. In this case, the progress may be mine or the patient’s.

All names and specifics have been changed for privacy reasons.

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