Truckstop Doctor Receives National Honor

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John Otho “Rob” Marsh, MD, who owns and practices a walk-in clinic at White's Petro Travel Center in Raphine, Virginia, was recently awarded the Country Doctor of the Year Award by Staff Care, a temporary physician staffing firm. 

Staff Care has presented the award for more than 20 years to exemplary physicians practicing in communities of 30,000 or less.

"I am so fortunate to have Dr. Marsh operate his clinic at White's Petro Travel Center. He is not only a great doctor, but a true friend," said White's Petro Travel Center owner Bobby Berkstresser.

Marsh is one of the most decorated military physicians in the U.S. He received the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, the Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Meritorious Service Medal. He also provided medical asssitance to Army Ranger and Delta Force soldiers wounded in the incident now known as "Blackhawk Down."

Marsh believed his mission after Delta Force was to serve a small rural community, and he has been the sole doctor in Middlebrook, Virginia since 1996.

In addition to being the community’s key caregiver, he also serves on the board of the local hospital, is the sole presiding physician at the local long-term care facility, volunteers as a fireman and teaches Sunday school.

Learn more about Marsh here.

Photo Credit: Ira Wexler/NATSO

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Toner markets NATSO products, services and meetings. She is the content editor of NATSO's core websites, Stop Watch magazine and Highway Business Matters biweekly articles. In addition, she provides creative services across all departments. Toner joined NATSO in 2006. Prior to joining the association, she served as director of membership services at an association for ambulatory surgery centers. Toner lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and son. More
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