april 29, 2013

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Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them
.” ~ Dalai Lama

the good doctor
the good doctor

It’s almost impossible to find a doctor with good doctoring skills and an excellent bedside manner. Seems like you get one or the other, but never both. There’s at least one exception: Dr. Barbara Fleming-Phillips. One of the luckiest days of my life was when I walked into her office a few years ago at the urging of her patient, BFF Stacy Yelton. Dr. FP, as we like to call her, is small in stature, soft spoken, patient, funny, an excellent listener, and as I learned today, incredibly humble. She saved my boss’ life, for example, and when I told her as much, she scoffed in her gentle “I was just doing my job” way. It’s true though. Specialists and surgeons might ultimately fix the problems, but a GP has to recognize them first. If they don’t have that extra special something that Dr. FP has – I don’t even know what to call it really – then they’re not going to catch the things that need catching. I never liked going to doctors until I met Barbara Fleming-Phillips. What a kind, gentle soul she is, and what an incredible blessing to so many of us in her care.

2 Responses

  1. Dr. FP

    Kopana–it is such a privilege to have beautiful patients such as you, and Stacy, and Mary share your lives with me. Thank you!

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