Staff and burn patients remember Dr. Fred Mullins at first ‘Shop with a Doc’ since his passing

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AUGUSTA, GA ( WJBF) — At this year’s Shop with a Doc burn victims were able to pick out toys on their holiday wish list while shopping with doctors, firefighters and other volunteers.

The event is usally held at the Target in Evans, but this year due to COVID-19 50 young burn patients selected their toys at the John M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital.

Those who knew Dr. Fred Mullins said Shop with a Doc was one of his favorite events.

” We hope that Shop with a Doc continues for years to come because it is a part of his legacy,” lead physician assistant Beretta Coffman said.

For Frank Mullins this year’s shop with a doc is in memory of his brother Dr. Fred Mullins, the John M. Still Burn Center medical director, who passed away in June and whose love for his patients led to the organization of the event.

” It’s just so important to us that we keep Fred’s legacy alive and we keep him out and center and a part of this. I don’t want Fred to just be a name on a building or a plaque. I want him to be involved in everything here at BCRA and this was his favorite event by far,” Mullins said.

Staff who worked with Dr. Mullins said they hope his legacy will live on through shop with a doc.

” The patients here today I hope will remember that Dr. Mullins cared for them and we will continue to care for them in the Mullins way.”

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