Treasure from another era

Treasure from another era

‘$5 doctor’ continues his 60-year dedicated practice into the 21st century
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Dr. Russell Dohner, right, talks with nurse Rose Busby about a patient’s prescription in Rushville, Ill. In an era of rising health-care costs, the 87-year-old doctor charges patients only $5 per office visit and doesn’t take insurance saying it isn’t worth the bother.
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Patient Joe Logsdon holds $5 in his hand to pay for his office visit. Dr. Russell Dohner, 87, right, said “I always just wanted to be a doctor to help people with their medical problems, and that’s all it’s for. It was never intended to make a lot of money.” Dohner has been practicing medicine for 60 years.
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Dr. Russell Dohner wears a stethoscope around his neck as he tends to patients in his office in Rushville, Ill.
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