"I started about eight years ago at the Blount Street Clinic and met our clinic dynamo, Carol Cox. The Baptist HealthCare administration sent around an email asking for volunteers, and I thought to myself, "I can do this!" and decided to hop on board.
I am a physician so I work primarily in the back of the clinic, actively providing medical care to patients in the form of diagnoses and treatment. I try to solve as many health problems as I can with our patients.
For me, it has been applying what I know. I think this is a great volunteer experience for anyone who wants to learn and contribute in the medical field.
I will never forget the few patients that I can recall helping where this literally made the difference between life and death.
I love our staff , especially the younger ones who are starting out providing care. Everyone is enthusiastic and tries their best to be kind and helpful.
Outside the clinic, I love anything related to water. This includes paddleboarding, sailing our 32 foot Catalina, and hiking and camping in our RV. We are aiming to visit all 50 states."