Competition physician

Posted: April 21, 2013 at 2:04 a.m.

Dr. Al Gordon, the physical physician for the Arkansas Razorbacks, at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

SELF PORTRAIT Date and place of birth: Nov. 26, 1957, in Helena Occupation: family practice physician, head team primary care physician for the Arkansas Razorbacks Family: wife Debby, daughter Laine Outside of Fayetteville, my favorite SEC town is Nashville (the home of Vanderbilt University). The best part about being a doctor is the trust established with doctor-patient relationships. My favorite book is A Time to Kill. I have a hard time putting down any John Grisham book. My secret talent is shopping, especially for that special gift. The places I’d like to visit are several historic Civil War battle sites. What I learned from having a mother as a teacher was to avoid cramming for tests. The best advice I ever received was from my mentor, Dr. H.N. Faulkner: “Take the time to listen to patients.” I want to know more about computer technology. The piece of sports memorabilia I would like to have is an autograph of Jackie Robinson. The person I was most excited to meet was Jack Nicklaus. My favorite St. Loui

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Northwest Profile, Pages 33 on 04/21/2013