When a specialist is no longer special

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Andrea Gallagher is president of Senior Concerns, a nonprofit agency serving Ventura and western Los Angeles counties. For more information, visit the website at seniorconcerns.org, and for comments or questions, email agallagher@seniorconcerns.org.Two years ago, I had a problem that landed me in the emergency room. A specialist physician was called in to perform an emergency procedure. I spent five days in the hospital and recovered well, but in the process I learned I had a treatable autoimmun...

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