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Celebrate Docktober with Church Health

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At Church Health, we love to celebrate Doctober. This Doctober, I think our doctors can use a special pat on the back from each of us. For the last 18 months, not only have they dealt with the normal disease and wellness problems we bring to them, they've had to run the maze of dealing with COVID-19. Doctors are people first and have the same anxieties around COVID that we all have, yet they screw up their courage and care for our other ailments, despite the risk to themselves of getting the virus.

And then the doctors who have worked to keep people alive in the emergency room and ICUs, along with the nurses and support staff, have a special place in God's kingdom. So, I hope you will go out of your way this Doctober, to thank the doctors in your life. Few of them will expect your gratitude, but all of them will appreciate it. This is Dr. Scott Morris for Church Health.

Dr. G. Scott Morris, M.D., M.Div, is founder and CEO of Church Health, which opened in 1987 to provide quality, affordable health care for working, uninsured or underserved people and their families. In FY2021, Church Health had over 61,300 patient visits. Dr. Morris has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University, and M.D. from Emory University. He is a board-certified family practice physician and an ordained United Methodist minister.