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Keith Frazier, M.D. Endowment for Pediatric Hospice Care

Keith Frazier, M.D. Endowment for Pediatric Hospice Care

Keith Frazier was a good man and a good physician.

Board certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care, Keith served at Trinity Mother Frances Health System, at the Smith County Public Health District, and at Kijabe Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya. In 2006 he began his work with Hospice of East Texas, where he was instrumental in developing the pediatric hospice program and was one of the founding medical directors of Texas Palliative Care.

Though he held impressive academic and board credentials, Keith saw his professional life as more than a medical practice – it was a ministry. In all that he was and all that he did, Keith was a living example of a man of faith. All who knew Keith Frazier and had the privilege of working with him were inspired by his gentle ways, his humility and his genuine concern for each person with whom he came in contact.

As his wife, Terri, shared at his funeral, "Keith was never a man to make much of himself, but always made much of his God." He faced his illness and death with the certainty that God was in control, and his only desire was that his personal trials somehow caused others to turn to the faith that was the lodestar of his own life.

It is fitting that the first named endowment at The Hospice of East Texas Foundation be created in honor of Dr. Keith Frazier, beloved friend, colleague and mentor.

Proceeds from the endowment will be used each year in support of Hospice of East Texas' pediatric hospice program, providing comfort and support to families facing the death of a child. Caring for the smallest of hospice patients was dear to Keith Frazier. Our hope is that this small tribute will uplift the example of a good man and a good physician whose legacy is his life as an exemplary servant to his God.

The Hospice of East Texas Foundation welcomes additional donations to the Keith Frazier M.D. Endowment for Pediatric Hospice Care. For information, contact Nancy Lamar, The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, at 903-266-3402.