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Athens News Matters: Athens Doctor Shortage

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Hospitals across the US are overflowing with patients as the country faces simultaneous outbreaks of flu, RSV, and Covid. But, as this "tridemic" sickens people of all ages, Americans are finding that the healthcare professionals they need to see may not be available. We’ll talk with a Public Health expert about how the shortage of doctors and other healthcare workers is affecting Athens.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.
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