Thomas Bartol’s Maine Compass on Jan. 17 makes many valid and crucial points about our use of health care dollars.

Beginning in the 1980s, I realized that half of my family practice patient visits to me were for conditions that could have been avoided in supportive homes and with healthy habits.

More efficient use of health care dollars both can save money and help people be healthier.

Roger E. Condit, MD

Farmington


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