When the Patient is the Doctor


There some days working at Samaritan Health Center where I receive lavish, yet simple gifts that fill me with joy. When that happens, it’s almost as if the patient makes the doctor feel better.

The other day, a six year old came in for a physical exam, equipped with his play doctor kit that he made from his "Thomas the Tank" box.  He had his play stethoscope around his neck as he greeted me, and he was so excited to show me his medical items as we talked. 

The blessing, of course, was that we actually had the time to talk. One of the things that makes SHC so special is that we get to spend time with our patients, forming these sweet relationships that forge a bond, and give us the opportunity, whenever needed, to pray and encourage a patient.  This time, though, it was the patient that absolutely made my day.