CHICO: CMA Names Rural Doctor of the Year
The California Medical Association has named retired physician Walter Mazen of Chico as its rural doctor of the year, the Chico Enterprise reports. For best exemplifying "the ethics and practice of a rural practitioner," Dr. Mazen was awarded $1,000 and a commemorative silver bowl at the Butte-Glenn Medical Society's annual Inaugural Dinner last Thursday. Butte-Glenn Medical Society Executive Director Geri Churchill, who nominated Mazen for the award, said, "He's a wonderful man and an expert diagnostician. He's a very special person." Mazen, who originally hailed from San Francisco, was a family practitioner in Chico from 1950 to 1996 before retiring. He "continues to be active in the local medical community" (1/27).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.