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Insurance costs remove local doctors from delivery business


A1 / Shelley Grieshop
  The Schwieterman family practice in Maria Stein has announced plans to no longer deliver babies due to the rising cost of malpractice insurance for the service. The family of doctors has delivered generations of families in the area. Retired Dr. Don Schwieterman, at left, delivered Laura Pleiman of Maria Stein, and Pleiman's son, 16-month-old Trent, was delivered by Dr. Tom Schwieterman (standing). At right is Dr. Jim Schwieterman.
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