Despite his advancing years, Dr. Carrol Landrum still makes house calls. That’s extraordinary enough in these days of Obamacare, doc-in-a-box, and production-line medicine.
But this 88-year-old medical doctor who is known, respected, and widely relied upon in the tiny Mississippi town of Edwards also works out of his car — a hard-driven 2007 Toyota from which he often writes prescriptions for the residents who have looked to him for their health care since 1959.
And that unusual practice of working from his unconventional office on wheels could reportedly cost Dr. Landrum his medical license.
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Fox News reports that Landrum, a Navy veteran who saw action in World War II, still maintains a fighting spirit that’s helping him push back against the Mississippi State Medical Board and its investigator, Andrew Pitts.
“He said the director had told him to ask me to surrender my license right then and there or I would come before the board,” said Landrum.
“And he said, basically, ‘If you surrender it here, nobody would know about it. But if it goes to the board, it’ll be public knowledge and it might affect your reputation.’”
By clicking on the video above, you can watch the Fox News report on Dr. Carrol Landrum, the people who love him, and his fight to stay in business as an old-fashioned, country doctor.
h/t: Fox News