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Locating a doctor who takes public insurance proves difficult in isles

Kristen Consillio
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / crussell@staradvertiser.com

Barbara Gurney cares for her mother, Ella Miyamoto, 86, who suffered multiple strokes in September. Miyamoto was dropped from her doctor when going on Medicaid, and Gurney was unable for about two months to find a physician who would treat her.

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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
Ella Miyamoto, 86, whose doctor dropped her because of Medicaid, requires syringes to feed her and needs various medications.