It's never easy to get health care on an island, but Dr. Timothy Lepore, a surgeon, takes all cases that come his way in Nantucket. He will barter if people do not have money. He's good at cutting and stitching, but at times he must call for a helicopter and fly a patient out to the mainland. He has become the team doctor for a high school and is involved with the school board. When he's needed for an emergency, the police come looking for him on one of his long distance runs and take him to the hospital. He's the subject of the forthcoming book.