If the Rogers clan ever opened a restaurant, it would definitely have to be kid-friendly. With four pediatricians and a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, the family has provided almost one hundred and fifty years of service to children in both Fort Worth (home to Tom and Joan Rogers, MD and Audrey and Jeff Rogers, MD along with daughter, Diana) and Boise, Idaho (home to Kelly and Larry “Buzz” Showalter, MD and their four boys-Ben, Sam, Hank, and Jack).
Doctor Tom (as three generations of patients know him) started practice in 1967. Jeff and Audrey followed in 1989 and joined him to form Forest Park Pediatrics, now part of the Cook Children’s Medical System. Drs. Tom and Audrey still practice together while Dr. Jeff took an early retirement and now writes full-time. Buzz and Kelly have practiced in Boise for almost twenty years.
More than ever, a large part of the family’s interests and energies revolve around TCU: Joan is on the Board of Trustees and three of the five grandchildren-Diana, Ben, and Sam-are currently students there. Both Ben and Sam are pursuing pre-med tracks so, perhaps, the legacy will continue.
Standing, left to right: Diana, Jeff and Audrey Rogers; Sam and Buzz Showalter; Tom and Joan Rogers. Seated: Jack, Kelly, Hank, and Ben Showalter.