The Medical Perspective


Medical Perspective

What would we do without ’em?

When you think about some of the most unforgettable days in your life – the birth of your child, the death of your parent – he was likely there.

When you wonder what in the world could be causing you to feel this way, you turn to her.

Even when you may be unconscious and unaware that your life depends on them, they are there.

Our doctors. What would we do without them?

A better understanding

When we have to wait in their offices while they tend an emergency, we get irritated. When they don’t have all the answers, we are frustrated. When we see their bills, we are flabbergasted!

Dr. RainsOne of my best friends has been a doctor for 30 years. Now my son and daughter-in-law are, too. (He was a budding physician at 3, shown here “examining” his grandfather, who worked at the Fisher-Price factory that produced his first stethoscope!)

After five years of residency since medical school, my son will start a five-year cardiology fellowship this summer. A decade of training after four years of college and four years of medical school … whew, that’s a lot of training!

When you see firsthand the extent of their preparation, the strain of their schedules and the dedication of their lives, you begin to understand them better.

Thank your doctor

That’s the purpose of our new weekly feature. Each Tuesday, you’ll meet a new physician from Western Baptist. You’ll get to know them better – why they’re here, how your lives have touched them over the years, even what they like to do when they’re not working.

Last week, we celebrated Doctors Day, the special day each year when we thank the 240 members of the medical staff, representing 40 different medical specialties here at Western Baptist.

Every week with this “Medical Perspective,” we hope you’ll see doctors – and maybe thank them – in a whole new way.

Post your thanks here or on our Facebook wall.  Click here to see the list of our physicians and their specialties.

About Baptist Health Paducah

Baptist Health Paducah is a regional medical and referral center, serving about 200,000 patients a year from four states. With more than 1,800 employees and 200 physicians, it offers a full range of services, including cardiac and cancer care, diagnostic imaging, women’s and children’s services, surgery, emergency treatment, rehabilitation and more. Since its humble beginning in 1953, Baptist Health Paducah has grown from 117 beds to 349 beds on a campus covering eight square blocks.
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