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Letter: Step up recruitment of doctors to Buffalo

Step up recruitment of doctors to Buffalo

It is an exciting time to work in the Medical Campus in Buffalo. I have worked in the medical field for the last 40 years and most recently on High Street. The hustle and bustle I have witnessed over the last few years is amazing. The building of new and advanced structures is a huge shot in the arm for Buffalo, bringing work for construction specialists as well as city planning.

Our small building at 85 High Street is shadowed by rising structures. I do see an increasing problem, though. Buffalo, being affordable and the City of Good Neighbors, needs to get the word out nationwide. Many of our prominent doctors are baby boomers and aging out. Many started their careers in the 1950s and ’60s and are slowly leaving their practices; I see it happening every day.

Buffalo had better put a big effort in attracting young families and doctors to the area to fill these high-rise medical buildings, or future growth will be stunted and progress will be limited. The old adage “if you build it, they will come” can’t be a guarantee that professionals will flock to our area. There needs to be a bigger outreach program to make other cities aware that Buffalo is back on the map. I don’t want to see all the money and efforts made thus far become a disappointment.

Judith Whitehead

East Amherst

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