Morris K. Patteson, Jr., MD

Morris Patteson, MDIf you are driving around the hills near the Lampasas River in Kempner and see a solitary figure in the sweats jogging down the country roads, you can bet that it’s Dr. Morris Patteson … training for his next half-marathon.

Over the past 20 years, “Dr. Patt” has competed in many of these contests, as you can probably guess from the medals, plaques, and certificates that decorate his office. You might also even deduce that Dr. Patt is a proud member of the Aggie Clan with the multitude of Texas A&M regalia that adorns his desk and walls and shelves. 

You might also deduce that Dr. Patt is a proud member of the Aggie Clan with the multitude of Texas A&M regalia that adorns his desk and walls and shelves. 

Dr. Patteson indeed went to college at Texas A&M and was a member of the Corps of the Cadets. He served as its Chaplain, which entitled him to say the prayer before all the Aggie home football games. 

Dr. Patteson is the senior physician at Family Medicine Clinic. He has served the Lampasas community for more than 40 years, joining his father Dr. Morris Patteson, Sr. and Dr. Alton Bishop in 1977. 

He came to Lampasas to practice family medicine, deliver babies, and perform general surgery and is proud and honored to have cared for his original patients, their children, and their grandchildren, multiple generations of the same family. 

Dr. Patt believes that Lampasas has been very good to him and his family. He grew up in Lampasas and always knew that he would return to Lampasas as a family physician He and his wife Nancy raised three boys, and they are very proud of what they have accomplished both as parents and professionals. 

Keith, their eldest son, is a family practitioner in San Antonio. Kevin lives in Austin and serves as executive director of the Texas Water Board. Klay works in San Antonio as an environmental engineer. Between them, they have provided Dr. Patt and “Grancy” with eight grandchildren. His favorite hobby is visiting the grandkids. 

Dr. Patteson studied medicine at the University of Texas in Houston, where he completed a four-year course of study in only three years. He then went to the Family Practice Residency Program at UT Corpus Christi, where he graduated three years later. Dr. Patteson is board-certified in family medicine by the American Academy of Family Practice.

Dr. Patteson also enjoys deer hunting in South Texas and fishing at Colorado Bend, “the most beautiful spot in Texas.” Dr. Patt and Mrs. Patteson are avid about ballroom dancing. They take frequent lessons and kick up their heels each week at the In The Mood Dance Studio in Temple. 

Dr. Morris Patteson’s CV


  • Family Practice Residency — 1974-1977
    University of Texas, Corpus Christi
  • MD, University of Texas Medical School — 1971-1974
    Houston, Texas
  • BS, Zoology, Texas A&M University — 1971
    College Station, Texas


  • Family Medicine Clinic, Lampasas, Texas — 1977-present


  • Rollins Brook Community Hospital, Lampasas, Texas
  • Metroplex Health System, Killeen, Texas
  • Seton, Harker Heights, courtesy privileges


  • American Board of Family Medicine, Board Certified — 2007
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Lampasas/Burnet County Medical Society


  • Hunting, fishing, ballroom dancing, running, and visiting grandkids