June 8, 2009
The Casper Star-Tribune profiled Carol Fischer and Mark Dowell, the only two physicians in southeastern Wyoming that treat large numbers of people with HIV. There are more than 100 people in Wyoming living with HIV, according to the state Department of Health, and Fischer and Dowell treat most of them, the Star-Tribune reports. Fischer has been deemed the "de facto AIDS doctor" in the area as she received no formal training on HIV, but Dowell is an expert on the disease who became the state's first full-time infectious disease specialist (Miller, Casper Star-Tribune, 6/7).
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