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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

LUBBOCK-CROSBY-GARZA COUNTY SOCIETY INSTALLS NEW LEADER

Emergency medicine specialist Juan Fitz, MD, is the new president of Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society, taking over from Jack DuBose, MD. The society honored 78-year-old Lubbock thoracic surgeon Malcolm Thomas Jr., MD, as the winner of its 2009 Hippocratic Award. TMA President Bill Fleming, MD, was on hand for the ceremony and to provide Lubbock physicians an update on the health system reform debate in Washington. Dr. Fleming also visited Dallas, where he welcomed the Southern Medical Association Scientific Assembly. “The science of our profession is changing so quickly today, the business of our profession is changing so quickly today, the politics of our profession is changing so quickly today … the family of organized medicine is more important than ever,” he said.

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