James A. Caplin, M.D., 74, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017. He was born on November 19, 1942 to Samuel and Helen Caplin in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from Shortridge High School class of 1960. He received his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration and Doctorate in Medicine Degrees at Indiana University. He completed his pediatric internship at the Methodist Hospital of Indiana in Indianapolis, Indiana and then completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. Dr. Caplin's subspecialty training included two fellowships in Allergy-Immunology from the Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri and the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Caplin was a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, the Nueces County Medical Society and the National Psoriasis Foundation. He had also published several publications in various medical journals. Dr. Caplin served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. To those who knew him, Dr. James Caplin was a relentless force in everything he did. He devoted the past 35 years of his life to his companies and foundation: Corpus Christi Allergy and Asthma Center, Corpus Christi Skin Surgery and Dermatology Center, Southwest Allergy and Asthma Foundation, Morgan Pediatric Center and Morgan Pediatric Asthma and Allergy Center. He built the largest solo allergy practice in South Texas. Throughout his life, he demonstrated a desire to give back to the community through medicine and various events to help families in need. His legacy will be left in the hands of his staff which he greatly appreciated and will honor him by continuing his work.
James A. Caplin, M.D. is preceded in death by: Mother, Helen S. Hatfield, Father, Samuel S. Caplin, Step Brother, Stephen L. Hatfield, Step Brother, Stuart Warner.
James A. Caplin, M.D. is survived by: Brother, Richard Caplin, M.D. of San Francisco, California, Step Brother, Nicholas Hatfield of Indianapolis, Indiana, Step Sister, Carole Stetson of Gainesville, Florida,
Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday June 1, 2017 at Seaside Funeral Home with a Funeral Service to be held at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial park.