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
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.