Our thoughts Thank you doc­tors

The Covington News - - Opinion -

“A doc­tor, like any­one else who has to deal with hu­man be­ings, each of them unique, can­not be a sci­en­tist; he is ei­ther, like the sur­geon, a crafts­man, or, like the physi­cian and the psy­chol­o­gist, an artist. This means that in or­der to be a good doc­tor a man must also have a good char­ac­ter, that is to say, what­ever weak­nesses and foibles he may have, he must love his fel­low hu­man be­ings in the con­crete and de­sire their good be­fore his own.”

To­day is na­tional Doc­tor’s Day. While it’s not one of those na­tional hol­i­days ev­ery­one gets to cel­e­brate by tak­ing time off, it is sig­nif­i­cant be­cause with all of the mod­ern tech­nol­ogy that is learned and used by doc­tors, the ev­ery­day mir­a­cles they per­form are in most cases just taken for granted.

First, to be­come a doc­tor to­day is not only an ex­pen­sive propo­si­tion, it also, as the quote states above, in­volves hav­ing char­ac­ter and the com­pas­sion as­sist other peo­ple. In other words, not only does it take tremen­dous ded­i­ca­tion, it also takes some­one who truly cares about other peo­ple.

There are many peo­ple walk­ing around to­day be­ing pro­duc­tive and en­joy­ing life, es­pe­cially from the Baby Boomer gen­er­a­tion, be­cause of the skill that a doc­tor per­formed to en­hance their lives.

We have some great doc­tors in our com­mu­nity. Many are in­volved in non-profit groups. Many more are in­volved in non-profit vol­un­teerism while many oth­ers are in­volved in our lo­cal churches.

We are grate­ful to­day for the med­i­cal ex­per­tise we have in this coun­try and we are par­tic­u­larly grate­ful to the doc­tors and their staffs who serve our com­mu­nity. God bless each one of them.

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