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Atwater is in danger of seeing its wellness center close its doors due to a lack of patients. The center is currently open on Mondays but is only seeing about 40 percent of the required patients to remain operational. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Atwater clinic could close if patient numbers don't increase


ATWATER -- The theory that "if you build it they will come," isn't holding true in Atwater.

The town's small clinic is at risk of closing because not enough patients are using it.

"I'm very frustrated," said Atwater City Councilman and member of the town's economic development auth-ority. "We stuck a lot of time and money into it because the citizens of Atwater indicated they wanted a doctor here."

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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