Nominate a Physician for the 2015 Country Doctor of the Year Award

Contact: Derek Klein / (469) 524-1635 /

IRVING, TX -- June 25, 2015 -- Do you know a great country doctor? The kind of physician who still makes house calls and accepts the occasional apple pie or roast turkey for a fee?

If so, he or she may qualify as the 2015 Country Doctor of the Year. Presented by Staff Care, Inc., a national healthcare staffing firm, the Country Doctor of the Year Award honors the spirit, skill and dedication of America’s rural medical practitioners.

Now in its 23rd year, the Country Doctor of the Year Award has been presented to renowned rural physicians like 2014 Country Doctor of the Year Dr. John Otho “Rob” Marsh of Middlebrook, Virginia, one of the most decorated military physicians in the United States and a specialist in “truck stop medicine,” and to Dr. Elton Lehman, of Mount Eaton, Ohio, known for his dedicated treatment of Amish patients, as well as many others. Past recipients of the award have been featured in numerous national media outlets, including USA Today, People, Parade and The Today Show.

As part of the award, Staff Care will provide the 2015 Country Doctor of the Year with a temporary physician for two weeks at no charge, service valued at $10,000. According to Staff Care President Sean Ebner, rural doctors often cannot find physicians to cover their practices and so have difficulty taking vacations.

“We hope the award winner enjoys some well-deserved rest,” Mr. Ebner notes, “but our real intent is to honor an outstanding country doctor and to shine a light on the great work that rural physicians continue to do even as their numbers dwindle.”

Nominations for the 2015 Country Doctor of the Year Award will be accepted for physicians who practice in rural communities and who are engaged in such primary care areas as general practice, family practice, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Anyone can nominate a physician, including friends, patients, co-workers or family members, and all stories or anecdotes about the physician’s practice are welcomed.

Nomination forms can be found at Staff Care's Country Doctor Award page and at the Country Doctor of the Year Award website; you can also call Staff Care for a nomination form at (800) 685-2272. Completed nominations must be received no later than October 15, 2015.

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