William H. Clapp, MD, a board-certified family practice physician, has
practiced in Morganfield since 1980. His office with Methodist Family
Practice is located at 1284 Hwy. 60.
Dr. Clapp can trace his interest in becoming a physician back to his teen
years. At age 16, he was wounded when a friend’s gun accidentally
discharged. The treatment he received in a Union City, TN, hospital had
a positive impact on him. That experience, as well as having an interest
in science, led him to pursue a medical career. He has seen many of the
same patients for decades.
“Some of them who started coming to me at 40 are now 80, and experiencing
a lot more medical problems. I’ve cared for their children and now
their grandchildren. Others who I started seeing at 20 are now 60.”
The rewarding part of being a physician, according to Dr. Clapp is “seeing
patients do well and follow my recommendations. I am happy when they are
able to control their medical conditions.”
Being affiliated with Methodist Hospital has been a positive experience.
He commented, “When we have a real need, the Hospital has always
complied and been very supportive. It’s been a good place to stay
put and be able to serve the community.”
Dr. Clapp and his wife, Lucille, a retired nurse, have been married since
1973. They met at a cancer research lab at the University of Kentucky,
where she was a lab technician. The Clapps are the parents of two grown
children and have two teenaged grandchildren who are attending Henderson
County High School.