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Jaafar receiving Hometown Hero award

  • Jaafar receiving Hometown Hero award
    Jaafar receiving Hometown Hero award

The Board of Directors of the Arthur Nagel Community Clinic has selected Saleh N. “Doc J” Jaafar, M.D., as recipient of this year’s Hometown Hero Award. The ceremony of recognition will take place as one of the highlights of the Clinic’s largest annual fundraising event, Cork and Fork, on Saturday, November 13 at The Farm Country Club.

“Recognizing Dr. Jaafar as a Hometown Hero is long overdue,” says Clinic Executive Director, Chuck Lutke. “It seems an especially fitting tribute now, as the pandemic and health concerns have played a dominant role in our lives over the past two years. Dr. Jaafar’s position of leadership in medicine for the Nagel Clinic, his private practice, and the greater community have made him a respected and trusted figure. We can never thank him enough.”

Dr. Jaafar has served as Medical Director for the Nagel Clinic since it opened its doors in 2008.

Presenting the award to Dr. Jaafar will be Clinic Board of Directors President, Barbara Shepard, and Vice President, Lloyd Norris. Cork and Fork has been sold out since October 13, a testament to a grateful community wishing to honor one of its outstanding citizens.

Dr. Jaafar started his medical practice in Hondo in 1996 after completing his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. While in Hondo, he directed the emergency room for Medina Community Hospital. From Hondo, Dr. Jaafar moved to Castroville and Bandera in 1999 and formed Medcare Associates, a practice comprised of physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Since 1999, Dr. Jaafar has expanded Medcare

Associates to also include clinics in Boerne, Utopia, and San Antonio.

They have three children, Jordan, Brandon and Sophie. When he has free time, Dr. Jaafar’s passions in life are hunting, fishing and ranching.