Welcome to the first monthly column that will cover important preventative medicine topics, answer medical questions from local residents, and expound on medicine-related developments in our society.
I am William Lovett, one of the local medical practitioners in the San Saba area. First off, let me give you some of my background in clinical medicine. After my bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, I completed a master’s in Public Health and also a master’s in Medical Science and thoroughly enjoyed working overseas in South America and Africa in laboratory medicine, assisting with studies of malaria and HIV. I had initially believed that I would enjoy a career in the lab, so I began a PhD in that area.
Eventually, I realized that it couldn’t compare with the satisfaction of serving people directly, so I applied to Physician Assistant school in Florida. Since graduating in 2005, I have worked in Abilene with private physicians and at the Hendrick Medical Center ER. In 2006, I married Jessica Dawn Felts, the great-granddaughter of the legendary Dr. R. C. Felts, so family considerations have brought me here to San Saba. I have been working at the Heart of Texas OneSource Clinic since October this last year.
While I am not the definitive authority on medicine, I will strive to ensure that anything I include in this article is based on the latest and most accurate information available at the time of writing. Even with that assurance, I still strongly encourage you to not base any medical decisions on this or any other source without first consulting with your personal doctor.
As for your part in this column, I will rely on you and your needs for much of the guidance on where to take it. Medical questions, suggestions on topics, and comments can all be sent to: