National Doctors’ Day is March 30
Join FCHS in celebrating medical providers here at home and across the nation.

If there is one thing the past year has taught us, it is how much we rely on our physicians to keep us healthy. The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way many in America and around the world view doctors’ work.

Doctors are healthcare professionals without a doubt a cornerstone of any community’s healthcare, including here at home in Jack County. That is why Faith Community Health System (FCHS) is joining a nationwide appreciation campaign showing support for all of our healthcare medical providers by celebrating National Doctors’ Day on March 30.

Doctors’ Day was first observed in 1933 when Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, proposed a celebration to show appreciation for physicians’ work and their role in saving lives. Eudora was inspired by the anniversary of the first use of anesthesia by Dr. Crawford W. Long in 1842.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution in 1958 commemorating the special day. With Congress’s approval in 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a declaration that officially designated March 30 as National Doctors’ Day.

FCHS has had a long history of serving the community. Tracing its roots back to the late 1950s, the regional healthcare provider has remained resilient by continually growing to meet local medical needs. In addition to family practice, physicians offer medical services in a variety of specialties at the hospital and four rural health clinics in Jacksboro, Bowie, Alvord, and Graham.

Focusing on the healthcare needs of the community continues to be a priority. That is why FCHS continually monitors local health trends for physician recruitment.

A highly trained team of physicians serves the community all year long in a comprehensive breadth of medical specialties. Join in showing appreciation for these essential health care providers:

Chief Medical Officer/Emergency Room Director

Robert Cooper, M.D.

Trauma Director

Shawn White, M.D.

General Surgeon

Alfred Santos, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Scott Smith, M.D.


Luke Burton, M.D.

Faith Community Rural Health Clinic | Alvord

Family Practice/OB

Jeff Ailling, M.D.

Family Practice

Kelly Tibbels, M.D.

Nurse Practitioners

Susan Hansford-Orsburn, FNP-BC

Justin Farrar, FNP-C

Faith Community Rural Health Clinic | Bowie

Internal Medicine

Gary T. Evans, M.D.

Josh Evans, D.O.

Family Practice

Delbert McCaig, D.O.

Family Nurse Practitioners

Cynthia Robertson, FNP-C

Jana Brady, FNP-C         

Faith Community Rural Health Clinic | Graham

Family Practice

Aaron Purdy, M.D.

Jeremy Johnson, D.O.

Family Nurse Practitioners

Rachael Creel, FNP-C

Kari Bullard, FNP-C

Amanda Miller, FNP-C

Jessa Davis, FNP-C

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Samantha Purdy, CPNP

Lisa Lunsford, CPNP

Physician Assistant

Richard Higgins, PA-C

Faith Community Rural Health Clinic | Jacksboro

Family Nurse Practitioners

Jessica Coker, FNP-C

Cathy Gresham, FNP-BC

Mackenzi Eberly, FNP-C

Family Practice/Obstetrics

Shivum Agarwal, M.D.

Erika Crutcher, D.O.

Jeremy Johnson, D.O.

Brent Shepherd, M.D.

Endocrinology/Internal Medicine

James Dunn, M.D.

While Doctors’ Day is just a date on the calendar, know that FCHS is grateful every day for the amazing service of physicians here at home and across the nation.