After 42 years of compassionately serving the Mobile community as an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. M. Preston Daugherty, Jr. has announced he will retire from active practice with Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic (AOC) on November 3, 2014.
A graduate of the Medical College of Alabama, Dr. Daugherty completed his orthopaedic residency at University of Alabama Hospital and Clinics in Birmingham, Alabama. Upon completion of his residency in 1972, Dr. Daugherty began practicing orthopaedics in Mobile with Earl, King, Semon & Daugherty. He later moved to Old Shell Orthopaedics, which in 2003 merged with Alabama Orthopaedic Clinics.
Patient interaction and care has always been fundamental to Dr. Daugherty’s practice and his decision to practice medicine. Dr. Daugherty chose to pursue orthopaedics because he wanted to treat patients of all ages. When asked what he will miss most about practicing medicine, Dr. Daugherty is quick to respond “the patients”. And after 42 years of service in the Mobile area, when asked what treasured memories he will take with him into retirement, Dr. Daugherty reflects fondly on having had the privilege of treating the grandchildren of some of his early patients.
Upon retirement, Dr. Daugherty is looking forward to, first and foremost, some rest and relaxation with his wife of 51 years, two daughters, two granddaughters, and his dog Andy. He also looks forward to traveling throughout the United States, possibly by train. Although he is not yet sure where his travels will take him, he is excited by and open to the adventure of the unknown.
Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic physicians and staff acknowledge Dr. Daugherty for his many years of dedicated service and wish him the best of luck in all future endeavors. He has been an essential partner to the practice and his presence will be sorely missed.
After Dr. Daugherty’s retirement, AOC will continue to serve his patients with uninterrupted care. Our appointment schedulers will work one-on-one with existing patients to make sure they are appropriately reassigned to one of our 21 remaining physicians. We will be happy to accommodate all patient needs as best as we can in this process. If you are a patient of Dr. Daugherty’s and have any concerns regarding your physician reassignment, please feel free to call (251) 410-3600 to speak with one of our appointment schedulers.
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