By Michaela Gibson Morris/NEMS Daily Journal
The Saltillo clinic was established by Dr. R. B. Robison, who retired last fall after 56 years in medicine.
Robison, who served as a U.S. Air Force flight surgeon early in his career, practiced in Saltillo for 52 years.
The current Mobile Street clinic was new in 1972 when Saltillo Mayor Bill Williams first saw Robison as a patient.
“I had a bad case of the flu,” said Williams, who was a high school sophomore at the time. “I remember it because I missed a week of exams.”
Robison was one of the first to join North Mississippi Medical Clinics, an affiliate of North Mississippi Medical Center, in 1990.
Dr. Richmond McCarty, who joined the Saltillo clinic in the summer of 2010 after completing his training at the NMMC Family Medicine Residency Center, has proven a solid successor, Williams said.
“We’re very impressed with Dr. McCarty,” Williams said. “He’s a Lee County boy, so hopefully we’ll keep him for a long time, too.”