Kincaid, Dr Billy 1997-06-19

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Dr. Billy Kincaid describes his experiences as an early internal medicine specialist in Lubbock. Included are discussions of changes in Lubbock and medical practice and causes for the development of Lubbock as a regional medical center.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. Billy Kincaid

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 19, 1997

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Allison

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Billy Kincaid, Background, Born: Denison, Texas, Raised in Sherman, Texas, Graduated from high school (1948), Austin College, Air Force—Korean War, Southwestern Medical School (1959), Internship and residency at Parkland Hospital and St. Paul’s, Dallas To Lubbock (1963), Boyhood in Sherman, Wonderful memories, High school memories, Sam Rayburn, local hero, World War II, Father in Navy, Work at Perrin Field, Views on atomic bomb, Perrin Field work (again), Mess hall work, Pilot trainees, Brazilians, Turkish, Automobiles, Interest in medicine, Work at Coca Cola bottling plant, Air Force, Wife’s illness, Friend’s influence, Dean Lackey of Southwestern Medical, Interest in internal medicine, Dr. Max Word, Dr. Ben Wilson, Relationship between private practice and, academics, Dr. Selden, Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Bill Krause, cardiologist, Dr. Travis Smith, internalist, Reasons for move to Lubbock, Invited to practice with Dr. Sheffield and Dr. Croom, Visit in 1963, Dislike of Dallas, Impressed with medical facilities, Impressed with Methodist Hospital, Climate, Hunting, Friendly people, Lubbock medicine (1963), Dr. Krueger, Contribution to Lubbock medicine, Dr. Brandon Hull, Medical school, Early Lubbock doctors, Billy Kincaid (again), Practice in outlying communities, New Mexico.

Tape 1, Side 2: Lubbock medicine (again), Outlying communities (again), Pecos, Texas, Rates for medical work, Heart surgery in Tatum, NM, with Dr. Bob Salem, Changes, Transportation effects, Medical procedures, Pulmonary care, Positive pressure, Billy Kincaid (again), Only pulmonologist in Lubbock, Internal medicine, Changes in practice of, Specialization effects on, Lubbock as a closed town for new doctors, Drs. Overton, Hutchinson, Krueger, Negative effects of, Changes, Sale of Methodist Hospital, Positive effects of closed town, High quality doctors, Foundation of Lubbock modern medicine, Acquisition of Texas Tech Medical School, Relationship with town doctors, Dr. Brewer, Methodist Hospital, Competition for good doctors, Lubbock’s medical reputation, Acquisition of Texas Tech Medical School (again), Doctors for and against, Dr. Brandon Hull, Community leaders’ influence, Opinions of local doctors (again), Relationship with local doctors (again), Billy Kincaid teaching medical school, Changes/expansion of Lubbock medical community, St. Mary’s Hospital, Medicare/Medicaid influence, Doctors’ initial feelings, Later more positive, Now, a nightmare, Cost, Paperwork, Reasons for early opposition, Not needed, State of indigent care, State of minority care, Lubbock doctors assumed responsibility, Example from Kincaid’s practice of problem.

Tape 2, Side 1: Medicare/Medicaid (continued), Example (continued),

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1930-1997

Bulk Dates: 1960s

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