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the com­mu­nity. It is al­ways com­fort­ing to know that de­spite all the re­forms done by the gov­ern­ment in the health­care sys­tem, you are still read­ily and con­ve­niently avail­able to treat us when we get sick. What a great priv­i­lege this is for our town. We want to let you know Dr. Bouchard that al­though you could re­tire and you would be well de­serv­ing of it, we still need you and wel­come your con­tin­u­ing ser­vice which ben­e­fits the health of our peo­ple.

We know that doc­tor­ing is not your only pas­sion as re­vealed by the paint­ings in the wait­ing room and more of­ten than not, your wit­ti­ness is an added bonus to your pre­scrip­tions. How many times do we walk into your of­fice with our ail­ments and come out laugh­ing at your part­ing jokes or funny anec­dotes! Re­mem­ber the say­ing: Laugh­ter is the best medicine” While that seems rel­e­vant to good health, one thing is cer­tain: ‘‘Around these parts Doc! ….. you’re the best medicine!’’

I didn’t want to sign my name; the Stanstead Jour­nal edi­tor said I had to. I know I speak for all your pa­tients, past and present.

Here is hop­ing that you will keep your shin­gle up for many more years to come! From the bot­tom of our hearts, Doc­tor Bouchard, a mil­lion thanks!

Guy Cloutier for The Peo­ple of Stanstead, Derby Line, Derby and New­port

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