While its name should make its meaning obvious, Thanksgiving is a holiday designed to give thanks to our family and friends and to tell them how much they mean to you. Without our patients, Family Care would obviously cease to exist. Our business, literally, can’t function without them. So, this seems like a good time to say “thank you.”
At Family Care, we have a lot of really great patients that we always look forward to seeing when they come in to our office. The healthcare system overall is generally frustrating and we tend to see people when they are feeling terrible, but most of our patients still come in with a positive and friendly attitude. Their positive attitudes are endearing and give us a sense of pride whenever we are able to see our work actually helping someone. We are thankful for the opportunity to do something that we can be proud of and appreciate the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day.
The hardest part about working in healthcare is seeing the amount of pain, both physical and emotional, that far too many people have to deal with on a daily basis. Seeing someone go through a terrible experience or receive heartbreaking news is never easy, but the strength that many of our patients have shown in dealing with their tragedies motivates us to do our best to help them and prepares us be strong for the next person who needs our support. When coping with our own personal problems, it helps to know that people have gone through similar things and still stayed positive and optimistic. We are thankful for the experiences our patients have shared with us and the wonderful examples they have set for us to follow in our own lives.
I, personally, am also thankful for the people I work with. Our staff is truly a joy to be around and I am always happy to see everyone each day. They are all very good at what they do and try very hard to take excellent care of our patients. It doesn’t even matter if they add salt to their ketchup, or eat M&Ms for breakfast, or win our fantasy football league without checking their team all season, or think everything is just “too much.” They are all uniquely wonderful people and I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of their lives.
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Why We Are Thankful For Our Patients