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Area Doctor is Country Doctor of the Year
Gibson City - An East Central Illinois doctor is receiving top honors for a job well done.
Doctor Neil Nelson from Gibson City has been named the 2012 Country Doctor of the Year.
He was nominated by some of his staff at Gibson Area Hospital where he has practiced for around 18-years.
His practice includes about 5-thousand patients, in a town with a population of 35-hundred.
He sees patients from 50-different zip codes.
Nelson says this award truly shows how much he cares about his patients.
He has made house calls even when he was injured.