Claude’s Story

Hope and healing are all around us here in Memphis, and for the working uninsured who come to us to receive life-saving health and wellness care, that hope and healing start with you.    Claude and his wife own and manage rental homes throughout Memphis. As a husband,...
Does the Sinus Cocktail Work?

Does the Sinus Cocktail Work?

Cough and cold season is upon us, which means I will be asked every day to give a patient a “sinus cocktail.” When I was a young doctor, I had no idea what this was. I didn’t learn about this treatment in medical school. However, I loved the name, as do many people...
Church Health Stories: Arn Vertrea

Church Health Stories: Arn Vertrea

Happy Veterans Day!Many service members and veterans have graced our lives as patients, partners and friends. Today we extend our deep appreciation to these men and women and their families for the sacrifices they’ve made to serve our country and community.Arn...
On the Banks of the Jordan River

On the Banks of the Jordan River

On a recent trip to Israel, I had an “aha moment.” I was in Upper Galilee with my friends when we stopped at the Jordan River. While this wasn’t anywhere close to where John the Baptist reportedly baptized Jesus, it was close enough for me. I felt compelled to touch...
Lessons from Mr. Rogers

Lessons from Mr. Rogers

Recently, I saw the movie “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” a documentary on the life of Fred Rogers, who became famous with his PBS show for children, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. The score of the movie was written by Memphian Jonathan Kirkscey. I was a teenager when...

Church Health Mental Health & Suicide Support

All of us share a sense of sadness and loss with those affected by suicide – victims, friends, families and communities. The conversations around suicide this week remind us that we all can play a role in supporting those experiencing a crisis that may lead to...
A Pink Pig – and Christmas

A Pink Pig – and Christmas

I grew up in Atlanta, GA. Every Thanksgiving night, my family and I would drive downtown to watch choirs perform on the Bridgeway of Rich’s Department Store which spanned Forsythe Street, just before the great tree was illuminated. This was all well and good, but not...
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