Hughes Melton W&L '86 was
named the 2011 Family Physician of the Year by the
In 2000, he started a practice
with another family physician that they called C-Health, for Complete Health.
It opened in a rented trailer in
Although the clinic offers the full range of family medicine, Hughes was quick to realize that the area was being hit especially hard with substance abuse, and he has become known as an expert in the primary care treatment of addiction and chronic pain.
Among the special features of the clinic is its practice
tithe fund, under which the clinic puts aside a portion of its profits to help
needy community members pay their electric and fuel bills and cover the cost of
food, shelter or medication. The tithe also supports mission partners in
Hughes began his work in rural
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