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A Day in the Life of a Country Doctor

A Day in the Life of a Country Doctor
Get a glimpse inside the joys and challenges of a modern-day country doctor, Howard McMahan M.D. Read more about him in the PARADE cover story.

McMahan spends a few extra minutes chatting with Shedrick Gaskins during a checkup.



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Patient Wydene Tomberlin, 79, gets a hug after presenting McMahan with an apple.



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"Sometimes compassion is even more important than a prescription," says McMahan, who always takes extra time with his patients.



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McMahan adjusts his glasses on the way to see his next patient.



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McMahan and patient during a checkup.



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McMahan with 79-year-old Wydene Tomberlin.



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McMahan on a lunch break.



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McMahan spends one morning each week at the local nursing homes.



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McMahan checks in on patient Madelyn Posey.



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Joking around with patient Veronica Watts in the examination room.



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"I like being a family doctor," McMahan says.

"I believe all Americans deserve a physician that they can rely on. That's one thing I'd like to publicize: you can get good care in a small town. And I'm doing what I can to keep it that way."



 
 
 
 
 

 

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