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Joshua Greggain describes himself as just one physician out of the “600,000 people, 1,800 doctors, hundreds of nurse practitioners, and thousands of paramedics and allied health professionals who live and work” in rural and isolated environments. For doctors like Joshua, providing full-service care with his limited staff and resources at his eight-bed hospital in Hope, BC is a constant exercise in creative thinking. For him, the key to practicing better rural medicine is mastering the art of collaboration.

Listen as Joshua recounts the story of Elizabeth (one of many patients who live hours away from any health services) and the comprehensive and compassionate health care he was able to provide for her, and his hope that this same level of care be available to all those living in rural and isolated locations.