Many Navajo people do not trust hospitals since many of their own have died in medical centers. In addition, they have problems with physical examinations and a lack of cultural focus from sacred objects or native prayers.
Using her history as a proud Navajo woman, Alvord is a strong proponent of mixing the old culture with modern medicine. The end result is encouraging for many American Indian patients.
Writerfella here --
All well and good, unless someone asks her what her fees are to transplant a kidney. Wow! It's off to Aruba for winter vacation!
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