Pine Bluff physician Darrell Over, MD, was recently elected to the Arkansas Medical Society Board of Trustees, according to a news release.

Over will be working with physicians from across the state as a trustee, representing doctors and patients of Ashley, Chicot, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties.

“As a trustee, Dr. Over will work to continue the medical society’s mission of improving health care in his community and our state through legislation, education, and the day-to-day support of patients and medical practices,” according to the release.

“Significant legislative advances for Arkansas patients and physicians supported by AMS in the past include: establishing a statewide trauma system, passage of the Clean Indoor Air Act, funding tobacco prevention and cessation programs, funding cancer research, providing vision screening in schools, and protecting an Arkansan’s right to choose their physician through ‘Any Willing Provider’ legislation,” according to the release.