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Dr. Abdul Jahed and nurse Patty Berger confer about a patient at the McKenzie County Hospital’s emergency room in Watford City. Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan / Forum News Service

Accidents, addictions run Oil Patch ER ragged

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Dr. Donita Diamond came to western North Dakota from Detroit to get away from crime and kids showing up in her clinic with bullet wounds.


But after five months in the trenches of the McKenzie County Clinic and the hospital’s emergency room in Watford City, she said she doesn’t feel any safer.

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