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07/20/11 — Family physicians -- a vanishing breed

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Family physicians -- a vanishing breed

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on July 20, 2011 1:46 PM


Dr. James Stackhouse of Goldsboro Medical Specialists will soon be the only physician in the practice when longtime partner Dr. Sam McLamb retires later next month. Dr. Stackhouse says family practices are rapidly dwindling in number because fewer medical graduates are entering the field.


After 32 years, Dr. Sam McLamb, of Goldsboro Medical Specialists, is retiring next month. Many communities, just like Goldsboro, are losing family physicians.

Another area doctor is retiring next month. But when Dr. Sam McLamb of Goldsboro Medical Specialists hangs up his stethoscope on Aug. 24, more than a family physician will be lost. In some ways, it's another nail in the looming...

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