The nature of health care in Knox County, including both holistic and allopathic, can be pictured as a web of interactions. There are a number of different institutions utilized by those seeking health care in the community. These include allopathic practitioners, Knox Community Hospital, holistic practitioners, and folk medicine. While all of these institutions are connected in various ways, there are few formal links between them. The relationships examined in this study include those due to economics, referrals, beliefs, and relationships.