To the Editor:
It is easy to want to be trusting when living in a small and friendly community such as Mesquite.  We want our local services to provide us with quality goods and honest information.  However I would like to pass on this advice to everyone, especially those who, like me, are seniors.  When a medical procedure is recommended, please take the time to seek out a second opinion.  St. George is not that far away, and several doctors take some days to come to Mesquite.  I recently “dodged a bullet” because I took the time to seek a second opinion.  Surgery is never easy, but those of us in our golden years need to be careful that we undergo it only when absolutely necessary.  Beware of “for profit” medical facilities and take the time to get all the facts when it comes to your health.

Lana Hess