On DACA

On DACA

When I came into the clinic yesterday morning, Manuel was looking at his phone. That is not what he would normally be doing. He’s a great employee – when I see him first thing in the morning, he’s invariably getting patients ready with a joyful...
This Place We Call Church Health

This Place We Call Church Health

Today, Church Health has been open for 30 years. I am not sure that matters to anyone else, but it is a marker for me. I have for many years deflected praise for our work by saying “until we have been open for 30 years, all we have is a good start.” Now I will need to...
Charlottesville

Charlottesville

I graduated from the University of Virginia in 1976. I had not been back to visit until last fall when I took my wife, Mary, to see Thomas Jefferson’s university. The university itself had changed little, but the downtown and surrounding area was very different. It...
Repeal and Replace

Repeal and Replace

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that no one has evaluated and few had even seen that “repeals Obamacare”. Of course, the Senate must pass a similar bill in order for it to become law, but despite that not-too-small detail still to be attended to,...
Caring From Crosstown

Caring From Crosstown

At 7:45 last Thursday, I walked into Church Health’s first floor clinic space at Crosstown Concourse. I saw all the faces I am used to seeing. Karen, my medical assistant, said the first patient was ready. We started up exactly where we had left off at Peabody....
On to Crosstown

On to Crosstown

On Friday, I packed up my office at 1210 Peabody and turned the light out for the last time. I doubt I packed the way the movers told me to. I’ve worked from that space for almost thirty years, and now with Church Health’s long-anticipated move to...

Transfiguration Sunday 2017 – Exodus 24:12

Sunday is the last Sunday in Epiphany and is known as Transfiguration Sunday recognizing the transfiguration of Christ. The lectionary scriptures for Sunday are Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 2 or Psalm 99, 2 Peter 1:16-21 and Matthew 17:1-9. The LORD said to Moses, “Come up...
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