Dr. Anthony came to Vinton to practice with Dr. Blumgren and Dr. Weideman in 1962. He loved practicing medicine and teaching. As a clinical lecturer for the University of Iowa he participated in the teaching of 65 Physician Assistants. He served on the Vinton School Board for 18 years. Other boards he served were; the Virginia Gay Hospital Board, the Mental Health Board, the Ambulance Board and the Vinton Country Club Board. He was a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, a Diplomat in Family Practice, a member of the Clinical Society of Hypnosis and Board Certified in Family Practice and Gerontology.
He spent his “retirement” as Medical Director of five Nursing Homes and supervising two Physician Assistants. His patients became his friends and he never tired of hearing about their troubles, triumphs and families.