Dr. Peavy, The Story of THE DOCTOR WHO CARES

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| April, 16 2020 | for Todd A. Peavy, MD

“Hippocratic Oath: One of the oldest binding documents in history, the Oath written by Hippocrates is still held sacred by physicians: to treat the ill to the best of one's ability, to preserve a patient's privacy, to teach the secrets of medicine to the next generation, and so on.” 🏆 Dr. Peavy is a doctor who embraces the hypocritical oath. He CARES for his patients. He attends to his patients. This is Dr. Peavy: I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant: I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow. I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures which are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism. I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug. I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery. I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God. I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick. I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm. If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help. —————— When I received the notice of transitioning to MDVIP, my first words were, “I will do anything to stay with Dr. Peavy. He’s been my doctor since his residency. I will apply for loan if I have to.” Luckily, I did not have to get a loan for payments. But there is more to this story to explain why he is the benchmark for all doctors. He ensures that his patients receive a welcoming staff. He understands that it takes a team to create an efficient & effective environment for the benefit of his patients. If you have EVER answered phone calls as a receptionist, you will understand what I’m saying. Especially if you’re answering calls from people who are sick. I’m sure not many of them are enthusiastically HAPPY about calling the doctor’s office when feeling sick, and it is most difficult to pretend to be nice. However, when you hear his receptionist (A) answer your call, you can sense the smile on her face. It’s so much of a relief, you almost start to think you’re feeling better. I know I do. So thank Dr. Peavy for hiring her, A.🏆. (IDK if I can say her name). Then you go to your appointment, and you’re greeted by A, and then his nurse, B 🏆. You can see she’s smiling, and that adds a little more relief. And she doesn’t just plop that balance weight to the far right when you step on that scale. She starts low. Now you’re feeling a LOT better. Then you meet with 🏆Dr. Peavy. NOT ONE TIME did he rush me through my appointments, and that alone is deserving of an award on his part, dealing with me...yap,yap,yap,whine,whine... So, I have something to say to MDVIP, I hope you can uphold the same responsibility, with great humbleness and awareness as Dr. Peavy and his awesome staff does. Big shoes to fill.... Thank you for a lifetime & a lifeline of service, Dr. Peavy and staff, for without you, I don’t know what I would do. BTW, none of you can retire without giving me a 2 year notice. 😊