Charles Sincox, MD, received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) during the group’s 160th annual convention this past spring.

The award was presented in recognition of Sincox’s lifetime of extraordinary service to the medical profession, his colleagues, patients and the community.

A respected family physician in Washington for 43 years, Simcox has served countless families and individuals. For many years he also treated residents of the Emmaus Home at Marthasville.

He was widely known for providing excellent and compassionate care to his patients, and for his service to the community and the profession.

Sincox graduated from Washington High School and is a 1966 graduate of University of Missouri School of Medicine.

At the Washington hosptial, he served as chief of staff, and also as chair of the departments of Family Practice and Internal Medicine. He also was a member of the Deaconess Hospital Board of Directors in St. Louis for 10 years.

Sincox is a past president and secretary of the Tri-County Medical Society, has been an active MSMA member for 40 years, and previously served as Washington’s city physician and as medical director of the Emmaus Home in Marthasville.

Additionally, he served on MSMA’s Physicians Health Committee since its inception 25 years ago, including many years as chair. Until this year, he served as the Physicians Health Program’s medical director.

Under his direction in both capacities, the program rescued countless careers and professional practices, and most importantly, saved many lives.