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Proud Of East Texas: Dr. Hamilton

Dr. James Hamilton has always said he didn't get into medicine to make money, but to make a difference.

Hamilton, who was inspired to become a doctor by his grandfather, a country doctor, is in his 51st year as a physician in Overton.  He has delivered five generations of babies, and can't walk down a city street without meeting someone he delivered at birth.

Although Hamilton is grateful for the progress made in modern medicine, he does regret the loss of close doctor-patient relationships.  He says in the past doctors cried with them in times of sickness and sorrow and laughed with them in times of joy.  He says that relationship is eroding now and will probably never again be the same.

Joan Hallmark, Reporting. joan@hallmark@kltv.com

 

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