A Doctor's Special Delivery - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/28/04

A Doctor's Special Delivery

Our country doc from Littlefield has been practicing here for 41 years. But just this month, Dr. Barney Kline says it's time to retire. He is leaving Littlefield in good hands, though. You could say he hand-picked his replacement, but it's more personal than that. He actually delivered Dr. Chad Gray 30 years ago!

"Well that really feels good to know that someone is going to take my place. He's been a pretty good kid ever since I delivered him," says Dr. Barney Kline.

"Their janitor left when I was 12. So I was the janitor of the clinic for a two week period while the normal janitor was on vacation. So I guessed that was the first time I ever thought about being a doctor and it just blossomed after that," says Dr. Chad Gray.

"Of course, I lied to his mother though, when I delivered him. I told her that he was probably the prettiest baby I ever delivered. I used to tell all the mothers that anyway," says Dr. Barney Kline.

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