La. physician named country doctor of the year
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Dec. 20, 2004
Kenneth Paul Mauterer Jr., MD, has been named Country Doctor of the Year for 2004 by Staff Care, a Texas-based locum tenens staffing firm. He was selected from 166 nominees for the award, which honors the dedication of America's rural doctors.
Dr. Mauterer has practiced in Louisiana for 29 years, serving the communities of Olla, Urania and Tullos. According to Staff Care, Dr. Mauterer shows his commitment to the community by remaining on call whenever needed and even accepts fresh fish and produce for his services. The committee that picked Dr. Mauterer cited extraordinary dedication throughout his career as the deciding factor in his selection.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/12/20/prbf1220.htm.