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HOW TO SUBSCRIBE: 1 year subscription delivered by U.S. Postal Service…$27.95 or can be purchased at several convenient locations throughout the cities of La Feria, Santa Rosa, Santa Maria & Blue Town for 50¢. The La Feria News is mailed and delivered Monday, February 27, 2012 and published weekly by Wright Ventures, Inc., President Donald R. Wright, Secretary Mary Elizabeth Wright. Periodical Postage Rates paid at La Feria, TX., Post Office. Advertising deadline is noon Thursday at the office at 102 S. Main St., La Feria, TX 78559. (POSTMASTER send address changes to La Feria, P.O. Box 999, La Feria, TX 78559.)

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Dr. Bruce Leibert Named Physician of the Year for Valley Baptist-Harlingen

Valley doctor known for care to patients, Christian ministry, humor, service Dr. Bruce A. Leibert, Director of the Valley Baptist Family Practice Residency Program, has been named the 2011 Physician of the Year for Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen. Dr. Leibert has led the Family Practice Residency Program since its inception at Valley Baptist in 1996. The program trains family practice doctors, many of whom stay in the Valley and care for Valley patients when they graduate. During the three-year residency following medical school, the residents receive training in all aspects of family medicine, including internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, general surgery and general orthopedics. According to Valley Baptist employees who participated in balloting to select the annual Physician of the Year, Dr. Leibert is known for his compassion, his leadership, his creativity and his teaching skills. “When his patients visit him, they know that they have his undivided attention,” Valley Baptist employees stated in nominating Dr. Leibert for the award. “His great bedside manner is evident in the way he listens carefully to his patients, ensuring that they don’t feel rushed … he prays for his patients and he is just as concerned with their spiritual health as their physical health.” Under the Christian-based residency program, Dr. Leibert says the supervising physicians and medical students become “witnesses to the healing power of Jesus” – with healing coming about both through medical treatment and the spiritual power of prayer. “Christian training and working in a Christian environment is refreshing and unique,” Dr. Leibert added. “We look not only at the body and mind but also at the spiritual nature that God has given to men and women.” Since the inception of the Family Practice Residency Program 17 years ago, Dr. Leibert and his faculty members have trained 67 residents. Graduates of the program serve patients in the Valley and around the country. Five graduates and their families serve needy patients in the mission field in Paraguay, Asia, and Papua New Guinea. For more information on the Valley Baptist Family Practice Residency Program, call 956-389-2440 or visit www.valleybaptistfp. com/.

Dr. Bruce Leibert, left, Director of the Valley Baptist Family Practice Residency Program, receives the Physician of the Year award from Bill Adams, CEO of Valley Baptist Medical CenterHarlingen.

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