I have been a resident of Watson Lake since 1970. Dr. Said Secerbegovic and family arrived in Watson Lake in 1977 to be our new doctor. We had some reservation regarding his age, having always had older aged physicians. We wondered if he was up to the task, and if he would he fit into our close-knit community.
Dr. Said, as he is known, has proved himself by providing services above and beyond. He was our physician, who also delivered babies, as well acted as a dentist, veterinarian, confidant and friend.
Dr. Said spent 35 years being available on duty 24/7, 365 days of the year and never refusing treatment to anyone at any time. If needed he did home visits (not normally done in this day and age) to provide patient and family support. He cared.
Beside his duty as a physician, he sat on many boards, including town council. He was and still is a huge supporter and contributor with his generous donations to various groups in the community.
After all the years of dedicated service it saddens me to see how unfairly he is treated by the powers that be. In my opinion Dr. Said does not deserve this. Although semi-retired, it is nice to see our doctor still serving the community.
Dr. Said, you are truly second to none.