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Time to Catch Up on Health

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Recently I treated a patient in my clinic at Church Health whom I had not seen since early April of 2020, almost two years ago.

In my note, I made a plan to wait to pursue doing a test until "COVID is over." That was just a few weeks into the pandemic, and I had no appreciation for what we were all about to face. Thankfully, my patient got better without needing the test I intended to do, but what things did we all put on hold until after COVID was over that we should now go back and reassess what were we thinking? Did we place on pause things that we should have done back then and certainly should be doing now?

Most of us, I feel, have spent two years waiting for our lives to restart, but instead we must assess the goodness life affords us and move swiftly so as to not let the things that matter escape us. COVID may not be over, but our stopping valuable aspects of our lives most certainly is. 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.