National Geographic : 1985 Feb
Putting patients before bureaucracy, Dr. Gregory O'Keefe was demoted for refusinga desk-job promotionwith the NationalHealth Service Corps. The only physicianfor the island of Vinalhaven (below), O'Keefe also treats patientson otherislands; at Greens (right)he doctors Rebecca Drury's injuredfoot. He makes calls with the help of volunteers such as disabled veteran and lobstermanLes Dyer (far right). O'Keefe will stay on in private practice,and the islanderswill pitch in 228 to support him.