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Yukon mechanic teaches himself to become town doctor

When the inlet of Goose Arm, Yukon found itself without a doctor, local mechanic Joe Crostovic came up with a unique solution: He rolled up his sleeves and dove right in—despite having no medical training.
Mechanic's portrait, who is working under a truck. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Essential services in Canada's North can be difficult to access. It's challenging for remote communities to retain doctors, police officers and engineers. But when the inlet of Goose Arm, Yukon found itself without a doctor, local mechanic Joe Crostovic came up with a unique solution: He rolled up his sleeves and dove right in—despite having no medical training.

"We didn't have a doctor and I thought 'how hard can it be,'" says Crostovic. "Fixing people is a lot like fixing cars, you put 'em up on the hoist and you find out what's wrong."

In this piece you'll hear how Joe taught himself to give someone a colonoscopy.


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