About the Book

Windblown is a full-life biography highlighting the legend of Richard S. Buker Jr., MD. Buker practiced comprehensive family medicine in the small, isolated town of Chester, Montana, for almost fifty years. His informed and imaginative healthcare delivery services were courageous, remarkably successful, and widely revered.

He practiced during an era of tumultuous political, cultural, and healthcare transitions. The transformative events he witnessed firsthand are revealed through his work. His daring and seemingly careless wilderness adventures were sometimes startling. He suffered losses that are the common lot of all human beings. His life was an inspiration and tonic to an area and community of people who reside far away from public awareness.

Richard Buker’s story offers insight that challenges us to reconsider our current healthcare system and better understand what matters in medicine.

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