The first day on the job in Julian, Dr. Brady Hartman got a taste of the difference between city and country medicine.
"One of my first patients was kicked by a horse," he said.
Another difference between city and country doctoring is apparent: Hartman wears casual clothes, as though he were going to be tinkering in the yard.
Hartman's new business is the culmination of his longtime fantasy of moving to the country. He formerly practiced corporate medicine in San Diego.
"I think I was looking for a relationship with my patients that I thought you could have better in this setting," he said. "I think it's a bit more personal than in the city."