It’s My Job: VanderWyck is a key part of this ‘skeleton crew’

Tiobe Barron, Ojai Valley News correspondent
They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but what do you do when the technology that allows for screening and prevention is expensive and no longer covered by many insurance companies?

For local geriatric medicine specialist Dr. Fred Fauvre, providing bone density scanning for his clientele is a community service. Nearly 25 years ago, Fauvre enlisted the help of Melissa VanderWyck, who traveled to Oakland to take the test that would enable her to operate the only bone density-scanning machine in the Ojai Valley.

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