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Obama Taps Alabama Doctor to Be Surgeon General
Date:7/13/2009

not here with me today -- at least not in person -- because of preventable diseases," she added. "While I cannot change my family's past, I can be a voice in the movement to improve our nation's health care and our nation's health for the future."

In a news release, the American Medical Association said it is "delighted" with Benjamin's nomination.

"Dr. Benjamin's most important qualification for surgeon general is her deep commitment to her patients. We are particularly gratified to see her recognized for her work caring for patients in rural Alabama, and for her commitment to rebuilding her rural health clinic in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. She is a true professional who puts her patients first," the AMA said.

More information

Find out more at the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General.



-- HealthDay staff



SOURCE: Washington Post,Associated Press, July 13, 2009, news release, American Medical Association


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