Facts, not supposition, needed regarding doctors

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To the Editor:

So, let me get this straight. Rita Scott (“Local docs need a solid plan”, page 7, Feb. 17 Advance) writes that she really has no idea of the reason(s) relating to physician licensure problems in Creston, nor apparently did she bother to ask this physician what his difficulty is. Further, she states she doesn’t know the source of information that led to the opinions expressed by Jacqueline MacKay.

But that, of course, doesn’t stop Ms. Scott from jumping on her soapbox in letters to publicly criticize physicians present in Creston for not developing policies to suit her individual demands, and, more stressingly, perhaps, to sit in judgment and condemn Ms. MacKay as lacking logic, wisdom and compassion for simply expressing her opinion.

Some advice: Perhaps you might realize, Ms. Scott, that your opinions are just that, your opinions. You are as entitled to yours as anyone else is entitled to theirs. However, before you, in the future, choose to publicly broadcast those opinions to bitch and moan, accuse or slam someone, you might consider that actual facts might be helpful in making an argument rather than mere supposition.

Speaking as one of the (ugh!) part-time physicians whom you’ve vilified in tone in letters as not meeting your pre-determined notions of grace and action, I’d thank you to mind your own business. Whether I remain in Creston, and if so, how I construct my personal and professional time is absolutely no concern of yours. You might find this hard to believe, but this isn’t all about you.

Continued speculation, insinuation and condemnation only reveal your ignorance, and is utterly counterproductive to shortage issues, and local attempts to try to remedy them.

Shawn Walker

Creston