Parkview surgeon explains gall bladder surgery, prevention

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
A new general surgeon at Parkview Regional Hospital, Dr. Donald “Don” Jackson, recently spoke about an organ of the body that produces symptoms that may fool a less-experienced doctor into many a misdiagnoses.
Jackson spoke both to the Mexia Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Mexia, telling what he does as a general surgeon. First, however, he spoke a little about himself. Although he started working at Parkview around the end of July, he actually used to fill in occasionally for another Parkview surgeon around 17 years ago and says he feels at home.
Jackson lives in Palestine, where he was born and raised. He left his hometown to attend Morehouse College, in Atlanta, followed by the Morehouse School of Medicine. Following that, he completed his surgery training in Los Angeles, at the Kingview UCLA Medical Center.
“That was a wonderful experience because our hospital was situated on the border between Compton and Watts,” he said, two places especially known for crime and gang violence.

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