Dr. I L Balkcom is improving and may be able to undergo surgery next week. Following a severe heart attack earlier this month, Dr. I L Balkcom remains in Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center, Plano, also known as The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, according to a member of the board of the Hopkins County Hospital District. Dr. Balkcom is a family practice physician at CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic in Sulphur Springs and is well known for his performances with the Northeast Texas Choral Society. Dr. Balkcom suffered his heart attack Tuesday afternoon at his office. Dr. Balkcom was treated locally and at Plano Heart Hospital by Advanced Heart Care’s Dr. Jai Varma.