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Encore Physicians Program provides retired doctors with work and community clinics with experienced physicians

The community health clinics, which provide health care to patients who have no insurance or Medi-Cal, often have trouble competing with larger medical groups that offer higher salaries to physicians. The clinics don’t usually have access to specialists, which Encore can provide, said Mike Rizzo, director of the Encore Physicians Program. Among its ranks are retired cardiologists, neurologists and OB/GYN physicians.