August 29, 2011 6:30 AM

Medicare patients are the focus of Alaska medical clinic

In South Anchorage, Alaska, a new kind of medical center is trying to make it financially based on payments from Medicare -- the federal health insurance for people 65 and older, that many doctors shun. The clinic intends to hold down costs by relying on teams of registered nurses and medical aides to spend more time with patients, reserving final decisions for the one doctor, Dr. Bob Thomas.

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