Hanging up his white coat

Donnie Batie, MD ’79, reflects on four decades serving Baton Rouge as a geriatrician and family physician

By: Tyler Francischine
Dr. Batie's yearbook photo from the University of Florida, 1979 Donnie Batie, MD '79, pictured here in his UF College of Medicine yearbook photo.
Batie quote: “To a certain extent, medicine has changed, but the passion for helping families and the ability to communicate with them during emotionally taxing times are always part of being a physician.”
Dr. Batie with his wife of 39 years, Veris Batie with his wife of 39 years, Veris. Photo by Daymon Gardner