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Monday, April 4, 2011

LUBBOCK COUNTY SOCIETY CELEBRATES 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Congratulations to the physicians of the Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society, who are celebrating the organization’s centennial. U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, MD (R-Lewisville), the only TMA member in Congress, and Dr. Bailey were on hand for the gala. “We had only a handful of physicians here in Lubbock in 1911 — heck there were fewer than 2,000 people living in Lubbock—but those physicians felt the need to unite to advocate for physicians and patient rights,” Dr. Bailey said. “Times have changed over those 100 years … but they really haven’t. The primary challenge organized medicine faces today is how to unite to improve our patients’ access to quality health care.” The Lubbock stop was the first in a long series of travels for Dr. Bailey. She visits The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio today, followed by First Tuesdays, and then flies to Hartford, Conn., where she will deliver the keynote address at the Connecticut State Medical Association’s Doctor’s Day celebration.

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