Monthly Archives: July, 2013

The Worst Patient Encounter Ever

I glanced at the day’s schedule of patients and groaned. In fact, only the looming tuition bills of my two kids in college kept me from turning around and storming out of the office. I was sick—sick of Willie Brown, the most maddening patient in my practice, that is.  Always late or no-showing for appointments, …

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Not Until She Graduates

In thirty years of practicing medicine, no patient impacted me like Doris Baxter. Through Doris, I witnessed God’s grace and power—and a bonafide miracle. Doris, a pleasant forty-seven-year old librarian, took great pleasure in mothering her bubbly, fifteen-year-old daughter, Julie. Since Doris and her husband had waited years to conceive Julie, they savored every moment …

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