When Thank You Isn't Enough
|Hannah, Ashley, Chandler, MiMi, Woodson, Jim & Doc|
There are several things you need to know about Doc: (we all call him that because he's a doctor, I know, duh, but I just wanted to clarify.) He is about the kookiest guy I know; he would give you the shirt off his back, and then tell you that you look great in it because it belonged to him; he can play, I think, nine different instruments, and played in a band named Pooh Nanny; he has a great bedside manner; he loves to write on children's arms (Every time we would go see him he would write something crazy on my boy's arms: like 'Doc was here' as big as he could); he is a great teacher for medical students; he sends some of the funniest Christmas cards hands down; and He hates to see people suffer.
Doc would have been the best country doctor, ever. Country doctors know everything about their patients. They take care of some of them from birth to the grave. They are truly invested. (think of Doc Hogue from the movie Doc Holiday.) I think that is one thing we are missing from health care today. I want my doctor to be my friend. I want him/her to see me not just as a patient or number on a board that they have to get in and out of their office, but as a person.
|Happy Birthday Doc!|
Thank you Doc, for caring for the fam. We love you, kookiness and all!!!