He gave up his private practice to act as the liaison between the area’s medical community and Mcleod Health. In doing so, he has affected many more lives than he would have in his own practice. His wisdom, integrity and personal values have made a tremendous improvement in the quality of healthcare in the Pee Dee.
Alva’s dedication to the medical community has resulted in programs to attract qualified physicians to the area as well as quality training for them. He has been recognized nationally for his work and made talks throughout the country about his efforts to improve communication between hospitals and physicians.