East Texas Physician is a "Super Doctor"

by Ramonica R. Jones

An East Texas doctor is on the state's list of super doctors. Doctor Lance Sloan is a physician in Lufkin. He specializes in kidney diseases and glandular disorders.

Doctor Sloan is the only Lufkin physician to get the honor this year, and the only doctor in Texas to be recognized by Texas Monthly magazine in two different specialties. He was nominated by a group of his fellow doctors and nurses who filled out a survey from the magazine.

Dr. Lance Sloan said, " I practice, actually, in two different specialties - nephrology and endocrinology. I'm not just the only one in the community that does that, but I'm the only one I know of in the entire country who has been able to practice in both of his specialties, which is an interesting niche."

Only five percent of Texas physicians make the Texas Monthly list. The December issue of the magazine where the list appears is now being sold.