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Local Doctor Retires After Forty-One Years Of Service

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JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

After 41 years of surgical service, a local doctor is retiring his scalpel. Doctor Walter Dandridge was honored for his work at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. Starting his career in 19-76, he specialized in breast surgery for the Mercy Breast Center. Doctor Dandridge played an important leadership role at the hospital; during which he has seen the medical field evolve.

Dandridge says, "We treat diseases differently. We treat them a lot better. There has been so many advances in medicine that its really made it really good to treat people now a days. I don't think people really understand how good they have it compared to what it use to be like."

Doctor Dandridge was also notable for bringing 3D mammography to Mercy Hospital.

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