1971: Dr Hardie replaces Dr. Smith

Dr Gerald Smith retired from active practice in July 1971 after 25 years in the organization of Medical Associates, fondly remembering the practice grow from a sole practitioner working in a two-room office with a shared Receptionist, to an eight-doctor group with over 10 helpful supportive staff members.

Dr William Hardie took over the general practice of Dr Smith. He had special training in Pediatrics but had to convert to adult medicine as there was no medical pediatrics in Dr Smith’s practice.