Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Heroines

I have a friend who is a doctor in a rural state. She and her husband, also a doctor, have set up a micro practice. It's just the two of them: no secretary, no nurse, no P.A. They schedule their own appointments and return their own phone calls. They see patients on the hour, so they have enough time to really pay attention, and to do preventative care, as well as deal with the problem at hand. They take Medicare and Medicaid, so they are making available to low-income patients, of which they have many, the same kind of care rich people get from boutique doctors. They already have 450 patients, all of whom they know.

My friend also spends one day a week doing abortions, because they need to be done.

She is one of my heroines, and so is this woman.

2 comments:

Libby said...

thanks for posting that story, Becca. It's really moving. And your friend is now one of my heroines, too!

Libby2 said...

Thank you - that story is very good. I have such admiration for these doctors.