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April 30, 2014

Where he is needed

Boya has practiced 30 years in the city he calls home

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The apple apparently doesn’t fall far from the tree, as this drive to excel seems to be contagious in his family. He has two children. One of them is also a physician who works in a Houston based Emergency Room. His second son? An attorney – Boya chuckled a bit when mentioning this (OK, sometimes the apple falls far from the tree). He went on to discuss how successful his son was pursuing real estate law in Houston as well.

Once his education was finished, Boya began his search for where he wanted to practice, ending in Mineral Wells.

Boya’s first reason for landing in Mineral Wells was out of a desire to raise his family in a smaller town that was in proximity to a larger city so he could have the best of both worlds.

Second, he knew a few local physicians.

“I knew a couple of local physicians, like Doctor Reddy,” Boya said. “Even when I was in India, I knew about Mineral Wells because [the Reddys] are family friends.”

J.P. Reddy, MD, one of the longest practicing physicians in the area, challenged Boya to strongly consider Mineral Wells. So, Boya took the trip and began to fall in love.

His third desire, which cemented his love for Mineral Wells, was to be in a place where he would be needed.

“I wanted to be at a place where I am absolutely needed,” Boya said. “Say if I am in Fort Worth, there are 10 gastroenterologists. But here, I am the only one. I am needed. … So everything fit.”

Come August, Boya will have been with Mineral Wells for 30 years and doesn’t see himself anywhere else.

One of his proudest accomplishments is his continual war against cancer.

“Mainly, gastroenterology is prevention,” Boya said. “[Colon cancer] is very common. Every year I find several cancers, which otherwise would not have been diagnosed. Anybody over the age of 50 needs to have colonoscopies done. That is where I come in. The most important part of my medical practice is diagnosing colon cancer through screening.”

The human body is very diverse, and each part serves a special purpose. Much the same, the medical field is very diverse, and each part serves a special purpose, and Boya loves everything about his special calling to the city he calls home.

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