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Doctor Flies Patients to Faraway Treatment

Dr. Fred Poage’s own experience traveling long distances to get a loved one treatment inspired him to volunteer helping others in the same situation.

Poage, the medical director for free-standing emergency departments at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, volunteers as a pilot for Angel Flight South Central. Since 1991 its volunteer pilots have flown over 32,000 missions, offering free flights for medical or humanitarian reasons to patients in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas.


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