Rector Medical Clinic Welcomes New Doctor
The bond between doctor and patient is one of the most essential relationships outside the home, particularly in a small community like Rector. Dr. Vincent Lee, the newest addition to the Rector Medical Clinic, understands this implicitly, and is looking forward to making such connections with his patients.
"I'm really enjoying my time here," Dr. Lee, 29, said. "I'm board certified in family medicine because that's the area I wanted to specialize in: treating entire families. The reason I wanted to be a family physician in the first place was to build bonds with the entire family. When treating a family, especially for a young doctor like myself, you grow with them through the years. It's a wonderful, unique experience."
Dr. Lee is currently seeing patients in Rector on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week, in addition to working at the Paragould Doctors' Clinic and Paragould Wound Healing Clinic. He began treating patients at the Rector Medical Clinic on July 22.
"I like it here. So far, I've treated a good variety of people including the folks at ARI, police officers and some of the residents from the nursing home. I look forward to meeting more people in the community."
Dr. Lee says he is happy to have the opportunity to work in northeast Arkansas. Born in West Memphis, he was raised Forrest City. While growing up there, he worked alongside his brothers Victor and Virlan in the restaurant owned by his parents, Viola and Andy.
"I have always been very close to my family, and I think that's another reason I chose family medicine," Dr. Lee said. "I keep a busy schedule, but I spend time with my family as often as I'm able."
Dr. Lee graduated as valedictorian from Forrest City High School in 2002. From there, he earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Psychology from Hendrix College in 2006. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine in 2010. He completed his residency at the UAMS Family Medical Center in Jonesboro this past June. He attended training seminars on wound care and other medical areas in San Antonio prior to coming to Rector.
"I am happy to be working with a group of medical professionals like those here in Rector and in Paragould," Dr. Lee said. "We're dedicated to our patients and strive to give them the best care available. I'm proud to be part of the Rector Medical Clinic and am enjoying the folks I've met here."