May 19, 2022

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Bolin family to leave Gastonia medical practice after 55 years

For more than half a century, many Gaston County residents have counted on a Dr. Bolin as their family doctor.

The late Dr. Lewis Bryant Bolin first set up a family practice in Gastonia in 1966, back when Lyndon Johnson was president and “Bonanza” was the most-watched show on American TV.

Joining that practice in 1985 was Bolin’s son, Dr. Lewis Bryant Bolin Jr., a recent graduate of Wake Forest Medical School.

Over the years, the practice evolved into Eastridge Family Medicine, now located on Remount Road.

But at the end of the day on Friday, Dec. 31, Bryant, now 65, will retire and although Eastridge Family Medicine will continue, the book will close on 55 years of medical care from the father and his son.