Health Care Checkup: Access to Primary Care Improving

Islanders seem to voice the complaint nearly as often as they grumble about summer traffic backups at the blinker light and spiking prices at the gas pump:

You can’t find a primary care doctor on the Island.

TV’s Dr. Oz Makes Island House Call

When Vineyarders tuned in to FOX yesterday afternoon, they found the familiar, reassuring visage of Dr. Mehmet Oz. Next to him was an even more familiar face, that of Islander Marcy Holmes.

“It was a surprise. I haven’t been groomed for this,” Ms. Holmes said Thursday. “I don’t have the stage experience that Gerry has,” a lighthearted reference to her Vineyard Medical Services colleague and man of the stage Dr. Gerry Yukevich.