Rupa Patel


Dr. Rupa Patel is a family physician who has worked in multiple practice settings over the past 27 years, including GP oncology and GP Obstetrics. For the past 12 years, she has worked in a community health centre that provides care to vulnerable populations.  She credits her first few years of practice in Marathon for her continued passion for family medicine.

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by Sarah Newbery Rupa Patel

Lessons from Marathon: How to rebuild a broken local health-care system

What happens when small health-care systems in rural communities begin to unravel? What does it take to rebuild them when they reach a breaking point? We can look to the experience of the community of Marathon in 1996 for a glimpse of the challenge. 

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