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Rafael  Gracia Ballarín

Rafael Gracia Ballarín

qualifications: MD

position: Family physician


Rafael Gracia Ballarín is a 46 year-old family doctor. He was born and studied Medicine in Zaragoza (Spain) a city with 650,000 inhabitants. After several destinations, he obtained a job for the Health National System in Amurrio, The Basque Country, Spain, where he has worked since 1991. Amurrio is a rural town with 10,000 inhabitants. It has several hundreds of years of history. It still maintains the characteristics of rural way of life but, because of all the means of the communications and transport around here, it enjoys some of the advantages of the city. He works in the place where he lives with his wife and his teenage son and daughter.

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