New Book Delivered by Arizona’s ‘Cowboy Baby Doctor’

Posted By Mike Padgett

April 16, 2010

KINGMAN, Ariz. –An Arizona doctor who once a month rides his horse into the Grand Canyon to treat Native American patients is touring the state to promote his first book.

Dr. Kenneth Jackson, known in Kingman as the “cowboy baby doctor,” is the author of “Manifest West.” He will be at book signings April 21 at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe; and April 22 at Bookmans at 6230 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson.

Dr. Kenneth Jackson’s book is about a doctor facing medical malpractice while investigating the disappearance of a boy. (Jackson photo)

Jackson has been at book signings in Prescott, Flagstaff and Pinetop promoting his book. The idea for his novel sprang from his fascination with the Native American culture.

The suspense novel is based in the Southwest. The storyline is centered on Jackson’s experiences as a physician, starting in 1976 when he began working for the Indian Health Service on the White Mountain Apache Reservation northeast of Phoenix.

Today, Jackson is a family physician at the Kingman Regional Medical Center. But on the last Friday of each month, he rides by horseback into the Grand Canyon to provide prenatal care for the Supai tribe.

For more information about Jackson’s book, visit

Treble Heart Books is the publisher of Jackson’s book.

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Apr 16th, 2010

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