Our people: Clovis obstetrician Dr. Richard Layman and his family travel frequently

Dr. Richard Layman has been practicing as an obstetrician in Clovis for 22 years.

He’s delivering babies for some of the same people he delivered. He took that as a hint. He’s decided it’s time to retire.

Layman, 61, said he enjoys practicing in a small town.

“It’s great being able to know your patients and being able to watch the babies I have delivered grow up,” he said.

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He said his retirement is bittersweet.

“I’ll miss my patients,” he said.

Layman spent eight years in the Air Force and three in the Army.

Layman and his wife Marla and son Ty are an adventurous bunch who travel frequently. The trio have visited 17 cities and 18 states. Layman plans to continue traveling in his retirement.

“I’m looking forward to some new adventures and obviously we like adventures,” Layman said.

My friends and family call me… Rick.

In an alternative life, I would have been a… college professor.

If I had an open plane ticket to anywhere, I would go to… Paris.

One movie I could watch over and over again is… Band of Brothers miniseries.

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The most unique place I’ve ever traveled is to… Australia.

What do you think about Clovis? I love the friendliness of the people.

What would you be doing if you weren’t doing your job? Traveling.

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When you were a kid, what did you think you’d be doing as an adult? Anything that had to do with science.

Who is your hero and why? Richard Winters (Band of Brothers) because of his leadership ability.

What’s your favorite part about your job? Bringing new life into the world.