Colin Horricks - DoctorTuesday, April 17, 2012
My Mother's Red Shawl - El Rebozo Colorado
Colin Horricks - Doctor
For instance, sometimes patients come to me concerned with their heart and it’s really symptomatic of trouble in their love life. We are living, breathing poems.
In the case of the red shawl, it asks me to address my passion for medicine. Patient care is a beautiful thing.
I had a dream once and I woke with the lingering statement: “it takes a lot of nice patience to have a lot of nice patients.” If I’ve learned anything in nearly forty years of practicing family medicine it’s the importance of patience. Patience in the pregnant pause and waiting for a response or with a patent in addiction it may take five years of struggle to get to the beginning of recovery.
I love the continuity of care in a general practice – seeing patients over many years in all circumstances of misery and healing is very rich, a kind of reciprocal love.
Patient care is a beautiful thing. Oh, but the paperwork is another matter!
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