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Waiting for work

Luis Garcia, a successful physician from Peru, still needs to pass the U.S. licensing exams. While studying, he takes care of cats, dogs and elderly people in Southern California. Garcia is shown at the residence of Dusha Cvjetkovic (in the background cooking), whose home and cat he's cared for intermittently over the last two years. Cvjetkovic, originally from Croatia, says that although she has paid Garcia to help her with her garden, her cat and her home, she would be embarrassed to ask him to do dirtier jobs. "In my country a doctor is someone to be very respected," she said.
Luis Garcia, a successful physician from Peru, still needs to pass the U.S. licensing exams. While studying, he takes care of cats, dogs and elderly people in Southern California. Garcia is shown at the residence of Dusha Cvjetkovic (in the background cooking), whose home and cat he’s cared for intermittently over the last two years. Cvjetkovic, originally from Croatia, says that although she has paid Garcia to help her with her garden, her cat and her home, she would be embarrassed to ask him to do dirtier jobs. “In my country a doctor is someone to be very respected,” she said.
(Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

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