Dr. David B. Nichols awarded Country Doctor of the Year 2006.
Country doctors still make house calls and know their patients personally. The Country Doctor of the YearSM Award, sponsored by Staff Care®, recognizes their continuing contribution to rural healthcare.
The award is presented each December to a physician who best exemplifies the spirit, skill, and dedication of America’s rural medical practitioners. Anyone with knowledge of an extraordinary physician may submit a nomination.
Award winners receive complimentary locum tenens (temporary physician) coverage courtesy of Staff Care for two weeks, allowing them to take some well-deserved time off. They also receive a personalized bronze plaque depicting the award’s signature logo—a country doctor making rounds in a horse and buggy—and other items of recognition.