As people often say, we “HAVE” to go to the doctor. But is that the right way of looking at it? According to Dr. Mark DePaolis, we “GET” to go to the doctor!


This isn’t Dr. Mark DePaolis’ first rodeo on Almanac – and he always offers up the funny side of medicine. In one recent monologue, he says that, if you want medical answer to your questions, don’t go see a doctor. So what should you do instead?

On a more serious note, One Greater Minnesota reporter Kaomi Goetz took a look at what it’s like for a Muslim doctor to live in a rural corner of the state during a particularly divisive moment in American politics. Find out how his family’s presence has offered a learning experience for the entire community of Dawson, Minn.