the community. It is always comforting to know that despite all the reforms done by the government in the healthcare system, you are still readily and conveniently available to treat us when we get sick. What a great privilege this is for our town. We want to let you know Dr. Bouchard that although you could retire and you would be well deserving of it, we still need you and welcome your continuing service which benefits the health of our people.
We know that doctoring is not your only passion as revealed by the paintings in the waiting room and more often than not, your wittiness is an added bonus to your prescriptions. How many times do we walk into your office with our ailments and come out laughing at your parting jokes or funny anecdotes! Remember the saying: Laughter is the best medicine” While that seems relevant to good health, one thing is certain: ‘‘Around these parts Doc! ….. you’re the best medicine!’’
I didn’t want to sign my name; the Stanstead Journal editor said I had to. I know I speak for all your patients, past and present.
Here is hoping that you will keep your shingle up for many more years to come! From the bottom of our hearts, Doctor Bouchard, a million thanks!
Guy Cloutier for The People of Stanstead, Derby Line, Derby and Newport