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Forrest W. Calico, M.D., M.P.H., was until recently the Senior Advisor on Quality for the National Rural Health Association. Prior to that, he was the Health Systems Advisor for the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, where he was responsible for the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program and actively promoted rural healthcare quality improvement. Dr. Calico graduated from the UK College of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. After residency training and board certification in both Family Medicine and Aerospace Medicine, he served in the United States Air Force for thirteen years as a Flight Surgeon and Family Physician. He has directed family medicine residencies and served as a physician executive in a large rural healthcare organization. He resides on his farm in Kentucky. Dr. Calico has a column in his local newspaper, The Stanford Interior Journal, titled “To Your Health, Lincoln County!” ‘Dropping Out’ – Think Again! Making the best health decisions