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On the Road: Country Doctor of the Year

Updated: 01/27/2014 4:41 PM
Created: 01/27/2014 1:43 PM KSTP.com
By: Jason Davis

As the only doctor in the little town of Starbuck, Minn., — population about 1300 — Robert Bosl has his hands full. The clinic, that he and his wife Vickie built and paid for with their own resources, is always busy with people from the town and beyond.

Bob Bosl, 66, arrived in Starbuck in 1982 and settled in for the duration. When the local hospital closed in 2005, he decided to stay on. Local resident Marilyn Carlson says "he dedicated his life to the community."

This country doctor handles just about anything that comes through the door. He does c-sections, tonsillectomies, appendectomies and colonoscopies.  He says "I do lots of things that family doctors wouldn't do in a bigger community.”

Bosl's many years of service have not gone unnoticed. He has just been named "Country Doctor of the Year" by a national healthcare company, an honor that carries with it a free, two-week vacation of the recipient’s choosing. Dr Bosl said he’s going to go play golf somewhere warm.


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