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Los Angeles Times photographer Bethan Mollenkof spent time at a small town medical clinic in Firebaugh, California (this photo is of newborn patient Julian Rodreiguez, held by her mother). The photo essay and article profile Drs. Marcia and Oscar Sablan. When the couple moved to the town of 7,000, they intended to stay three years. Three decades later, they are still at it and are the community’s only full time doctors.

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