MADISON, Miss. – The Edwards doctor who makes house calls and practices out of his car will get to keep his medical license.
Dr. Carroll Fraizer Landrum had been asked to surrender it by investigators with the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure following an investigation into his practice that was brought about by an anonymous complaint.
“I decided immediately I wasn’t doing that,” Landrum told reporters Wednesday after his private meeting with the board, which had been concerned about Landrum’s ability to properly track his patients’ medical records. During that meeting, the board decided that Landrum could keep his license but recommended he take a refresher course in medical record keeping.
The 88-year-old World War II and Korean War veteran is the only medical doctor in the town of Edwards. He provides basic medical care for free or discounted cost to those unable to pay. “If I don’t help these people, they won’t be able to get medical care at all,” he explained.
Many of his patients are returning the favor. Residents of Edwards are remodeling the town’s Old Post Office for Landrum to use. He expects it to be ready for him within the next two to three weeks.