WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH., 2017
We got some rather sad news yesterday in a letter
sent from our family doctor. No. It's not about our
health. Well not exactly.
Much to our dismay he is announcing his
My wife and I have been very fortunate to have
been in the care of two "old school family doctors"
during our married life. We actually have a whole
lot of doctors between us. But we've only had two
GPs since we were married.
We only went to the second because the first
one retired a few years back.
Both of these doctors seemed to be cut from
the same mold. Each had a soft spoken gentle style
and never forced any medicine or medical
procedures on either of us. They checked out
whatever was ailing us, gave us the information,
and all the options.
I don't know if there was even a doctor in
attendance when I was born. I was born in my
parent's house and I believe they summoned a
neighbor who was a nurse.
I know we had a family doctor when I was
growing up and I remember his house calls. One
came when I was stricken with Scarlet Fever when
I was in elementary school. He quarantined our
house until I was cured.
I also remember him coming when I had a
very bad sore throat and telling my parents I needed
to have my tonsils out. Fortunately my constant
pleading with my Mom saved the day and those
tonsils are still with me. The first family doctor
we had after I got married told me they were
taking on an infection that would have gone
elsewhere in my body without them.
That family doctor didn't make house calls.
But his office was in his home so that seemed
the next best thing.
Our current GP, at least till the end of the
month, doesn't make house calls either. But his
offices are in an old Movie Theater and that's
perfect in my book. I just about grew up in
Movie Theaters! I wish him only the best!
He's recommended a new, young, doctor to
us. I'm sure he'd very qualified. But I wonder if
he's learned any "old school methods" along the
way. Seems he'll be in that old theater so that's
a good start.
Hope he sticks around at least as long as I
do and that all your NEWS is good!