BELTON — To say that going to the doctor is a hassle for Bartlett resident Barbara Sandobal is putting it mildly.
“You have to budget half a tank of gas for a simple blood test,” said Sandobal, president of the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce. “We have no doctors here, nothing. It’s 25 miles one-way to the clinic. And people on fixed incomes can’t always afford the gas.”