When I received the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians Doctor of the year I was asked why someone should become a doctor? I responded that the essence of being a physician is when you step into a room with a patient, close the door, and understand that we are not just health care practitioners but have the privilege of becoming physician healers. We ask the patient, ‘How can I be of value to you?’ In that moment you cease to be just another practitioner in the health care system, you really have the ability, and assume that role as physician. Then you make the pain a little less, the hope a little greater. In some words that are not mine: you can give someone the capacity to have a wonderful, wonderful day. Most days you have the opportunity to comfort, and ease the pain. And for every patient, you have the opportunity to care. That’s what allows me to come back with enthusiasm to my office every Monday morning.”
EducationUniv Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Dr Hoppock was the first Dr I had when I moved to Kansas with my 3 young children. I only took my children there and for every ailment we saw him for he was very thorough in his examinations and I got complete and total explanations of his diagnosis. He would get a second opinion if he was not sure or if he knew but wanted reassurance on his diagnosis. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent doctor for your young child.
One thing I noticed about their office was how absolutely fantastic it smelled. They must clean or sanitize all the time. I knew I was getting top-of-the-line treatment when they told me about what they learned at the latest conference they attended, and how they were incorporating that knowledge into the practice. They've never used foul language, which has bothered me at some of the other places I've been too. They always make an extra effort to be polite and courteous.
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