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Call to Service Leads to Career Change

doctor Karyl Patten

To hear Dr. Karyl Patten tell it, public health service was always calling. From her days as a candy striper in Jefferson City, Missouri, Dr. Patten recalled her mom’s long days as an elementary school teacher and her dad’s diligent work with patients as a general practitioner of internal medicine. Her parents were busy raising five children, yet always seemed to have time to help ...