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A Prescription for America's Health Care System
My thanks to the House of Delegates, my colleagues, my friends, and my family-for what is truly the greatest honor of my life in medicine.
Some of you know my story of growing up in South Georgia, the son of a Methodist minister.
And in the tradition of the itinerant ministry, moving every few years-from town to town and church to church throughout the state.
And I recall how, when my brothers and I would head out the door to go to school, our father-the Rev. Dr. Wil-son-would admonish us:
"Remember, you represent the whole family. Act accordingly."
That simple statement of purpose has guided me through college, medical school, my service in the U.S. Navy as a flight surgeon, and my professional career and personal life in Florida.
It guides me today, and it will continue to guide me tomorrow, when I head out the door to tour this country on behalf of the American Medical Association.