There are two men in this town of Adams who are very special. Thirty-five years ago, this town had only one practitioner left to keep us well, and we all knew, at the time, he wouldn’t be with us long.
Along came three men who set up practice in the nurses’ building at Plunkett, which had closed as a hospital.
Slowly, their clientele grew. Dr. Calhoun and his wife chose to settle elsewhere, yet Dr. Karrel and Dr. Peterson continued their effort to provide health care for our community.
With a new arrival, Dr. Joslin, the practice grew, and more room was needed. Unable to purchase or lease the empty Plunkett, they built the Internist Building.
Today, health care has grown to include visiting specialists and emergencies. The internists are now five in number and all have a very good staff.
Dr. Karrel is retiring and I personally will miss him very much. I cannot say enough good things about his professional care for me all these years. Many more feel the same, I’m sure.
The town of Adams, I feel, owed Dr. Peterson and Dr. Karrel a round of applause for loving this community enough to service us, become part of us and have invested their professional lives with us.
Thank you to them.