Go By Boat: Stories of a Maine Island DoctorNational Book Network
Fresh out of medical training, Dr. Chuck Radis moves with his family to Peaks Island, Maine, to fulfull a scholarship obligation. Absent-minded and oblivious to island mores, Dr. Radis slowly adapts to a medical practice where x-rays and advanced lab tests are available only on the mainland. When he travels to the outer islands of Casco Bay for house calls, he relies on his physical exam skills and a tackle box of emergency medication to manage his patients.
With stories ranging from hilarious to heart breaking. Go by Boat is a respite from contemporary living, immersing the reader in the culture of Maine island communities. Come along with Dr. Radis as he finds acceptance and friendship on the hardscrabble islands of Casco Bay.
Written by Dr. Chuck Radis