GLEN ULLIN, N.D. (AP) — A family nurse practitioner based in a small North Dakota town is providing medical treatment for people with opioid dependence who are unable to commute to Bismarck.

Since March, Rhonda Schmidt has treated about a half dozen patients from Beach, the Dickinson and Killdeer areas, and Grant and Morton counties, according to the Bismarck Tribune. The Glen Ullin Family Medical Clinic where Schmidt works is about an hour’s drive west of Bismarck.

Glen Ullin has a population of 713.

“It’s not something I guess I’d ever thought about doing, but it’s a challenging but rewarding type of a service,” Schmidt said.

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