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Local physicians honored for National Doctor’s Day

Local physicians honored for National Doctor’s Day
March 30
12:52 2019

Stephens Memorial Hospital celebrated National Doctor’s Day with a hamburger cookout for the Breckenridge community on Friday, March 29, honoring its physicians and care providers.

Each plaque presented for National Doctor’s Day featured an image symbolic of the health care professional. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The hospital has had different types of Doctor’s Day celebrations through the years, according to Chris Curtis, Practice Administrator for SMH. One year, they took the doctors out to lunch, and last year they unveiled the Wall of Fame at SMH.

“This year, we tried to do something that was personal and not the same ol’ stuff,” Curtis said. “We also wanted to give the patients a chance to come in and thank the doctors. (The hamburger cookout) went really well; it gives an opportunity for different people to come in and visit with the doctors.”

In addition to preparing the hamburger meal, the hospital staff also presented the doctors with plaques featuring a design symbolic of their personalities. Each plaque was signed on the back by staff members of SMH and the Breckenridge Medical Center.

Family Nurse Practitioner Becky McIntire accepts her plaque from Chris Curtis. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/ Breckenridge Texan)

Curtis explained each plaque:

  • Dr. Kelli Windsor’s plaque featured a cross and Bible verse. “She is just driven by her faith to practice medicine,” Curtis said. “This verse just reminds me of her.”
  • Dr. William Prater likes bass fishing, and that was represented on his plaque.
  • Dr. Cynthia Perry’s plaque features the sun on the horizon. “Everyone says she works from sunrise to sunset, so we thought this was appropriate,” Curtis explained.
  • Dr. Larry Maples has a favorite cat, so his plaque features a likeness of the white cat with a gray spot on its head.
  • Becky McIntire, a Family Nurse Practitioner, is well-known for her sense of style, and her plaque includes one of her favorite designs, Curtis said.
  • Barbara Medina, a Physician Assistant, is a runner, often competing in marathons and other races. “She’s the healthiest person I know,” Curtis said, explaining the image of a runner on her plaque.

Officially, National Doctor’s Day is today, March 30. Click here to read the Breckenridge Texan article that gives some of the history of the holiday.

Dr. Kelli Windsor, holding her young son, was joined by her family and members of the community for the National Doctor’s Day hamburger cookout at the Breckenridge Medical Center on Friday. Stephens Memorial Hospital hosted the event for the local doctors. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)


Story by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Stephens Memorial Hospital staff cooks hamburgers on Friday, March 29, for Breckenridge community members to celebrate National Doctor’s Day. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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