Columns for The Lufkin News

What a Hospital Should Be

Jan 07, 2014
Healthcare reform may be the most polarizing issue today. Depending on your point of view, you are either eagerly anticipating or just dreading the changes that are happening. Either ... continue

Heart Disease Prevention for the Holidays

Dec 03, 2013
My brother just had a heart attack. He had classic chest pain and immediately went to the ER. Before he could sneeze, he was transferred from his small town ... continue

Giving Thanks!

Nov 05, 2013
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but why wait! I want to send a big thank you to Debbie Jackson, my hardworking co-chair for local enrollment for the American ... continue

Choosing Wisely

Oct 02, 2013
My specialty society, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO for short) is a participant of Choosing Wisely®, an effort to support and engage physicians in being better stewards ... continue

Your Role in Cancer Prevention

Sep 03, 2013
Cancer. Got your attention now? I live and breathe cancer. It's my job. Who knows, I may die with cancer. But my odds are improved because of some choices ... continue

Shop Local, Get Well Local

Aug 06, 2013
I have the privilege this year of serving as Chairman of the Board for the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber, along with the City of Lufkin and ... continue

A Texan, West or East?

Jul 02, 2013
I am a 4th generation Texan, born in Abileneand raised in Midland. Moving away from West Texas wasn't easy for many reasons, but mainly because I didn't want to ... continue
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Dr. Sid Roberts is an Eagle Scout, a graduate of Rice University, and he received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, where he also completed his internship and radiation oncology residency. He is board certified in both Radiation Oncology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has practiced in Lufkin, Texas at the Temple Cancer Center at CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial since 1992. He is also a long time medical director for Hospice in the Pines.

He served on the board of Memorial Health System of East Texas (now called CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Lufkin), chaired the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce board, was President of the Angelina Arts Alliance board, was President of the St. Cyprian’s School Board, served on the Executive Board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and was President of the Texas Radiological Society. He served many years on the High Plains Division board of the American Cancer Society and is currently on the board of Angelina College. He is active in Lufkin's First Baptist Church, where he can often be found at the keyboards. He has written a monthly column for the Lufkin News since 2013.