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Darin W. Allred travels to rural areas, such as Carbon County, to provide orthopedic surgery services to patients in need


September 29, 2022

Joshua Wood

Saratoga resident Kathleen Martin, left, talks to Dr. Darin Allred during a meet and greet on September 20 in Rawlins.

The disparities between rural and urban healthcare are no secret. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 46 million Americans live in rural areas and due to living in these locations, have less access to healthcare.

Darin W. Allred is all too familiar with this issue as he travels from one rural town to another to provide orthopedic care where it is needed. Though he now lives in Salt Lake City, Allred spent 15 years in Denver as an orthopedic surgeon working for Kaiser Permanente. The decade-and-a-half he spent working in suburbia allowed Allred to become "uber-specialized...

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