RUSHVILLE, Ill. (November 14, 2012)--Since 1955, Dr. Russell Dohner's fee for an office visit has more than doubled, but it's still low at just $5 and no appointment is necessary.
The Rushville, Illinois doctor charges his patients only $5, and no appointment is necessary in an era when the cost of healthcare has steadily risen and when those who don't have medical insurance often forgo seeing a doctor.
Dohner, 87, doesn't even accept medical insurance, which he says is not worth the bother.
The family physician, who practices in Rushville, Ill., doesn't have a fax machine or computer in his office, and medical records are kept on hand-written index cards, stuffed into row upon row of filing cabinets.
"I always just wanted to be a doctor to help people with their medical problems and that's all it's for," he said.
He says his intent was never to make a lot of money