Jay Coates has seen some pretty amazing things at his job: a man with a giant metal pipe jammed in his neck. Another man mauled by a tiger. A boy speared on his bike handlebars. That's because Dr. Jay Coates is a trauma surgeon at the UMC Trauma Center. So what does it take to be a trauma surgeon? What's it like when you're faced with saving people on the brink of death? Dr. Coates joins us to share some of his harrowing stories. Rebroadcast
People are losing their jobs and their medical benefits. Doctors are cutting back on the Medicare patients they see, and insurance companies stopped providing single policies for kids. So where do the uninsured go when they're sick? Free health clinics. How successful are they? Are they only treating the poor, or is their patient base changing in this economy? How do they afford to stay afloat if they're free? Clinic founders and patients weigh in. Do you go to health clinics? Were they helpful? Are there better options when you don't have insurance? Give us a call or write in.