Monday, February 22, 2016

Community Honours Jamaican doctor


Dr. Devon Golding emerges as local hero.

The St. Louis Academy of Family Physicians in Missouri recently granted its highest award to a Jamaican, Dr. Devon Golding, for his contribution to health care in the city of St. Louis.

The prestigious award recognizes activities by family physicians who contribute significantly to the health of residents of St. Louis, or who further the professional of family medicine. Recipients are selected by peer vote of the Academy's membership, Dr. Golding is the first non-American to receive this award.

This nomination by fellow medical practitioners cited his commitment to seeing at least five patients per day, at no charge, and his organisation of monthly Saturday morning health breakfasts for under-insured and indigent persons.

Dr. Golding is a past student of St. Mary's College, Above Rocks, St. Catherine. He received his early medical training at the University of Birmingham, England, and Lutheran Medical Centre in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the St. Louis Academy of Family Physicians, and has served on the board of both organizations. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, the Southern Medical Association, and the American Association of Managed Care Physicians.

He is board certified in a number of medical disciplines including: the American Board of Family Physicians, the American Board of Managed Care Physicians, and the American Board of Disability Analysts. Dr. Golding is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and is one of the limited number of certified medical directors for long term care in the United States. His area of specialization is geriatric medicine, including general practice and neurology.

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