A special kind of person chooses to become a doctor!
Artists draw inspiration to complete their life’s work, athletes draw inspiration to push their body to new limits, and likewise doctors draw inspiration to continually provide care for other people.
House Call Doctor spoke to three of their team members to gain some insights into what inspired them to become a GP:
The Deputy Clinic Director at House Call Doctor, Dr Ryan Harvey, says he has always wanted to become a doctor.
“As a young child I always had an interest in learning, I found biology and medicine very exciting and stimulating,” Dr Harvey said. “I have always felt a deep desire to help people and better humankind through this commitment.”
Every day, Dr Harvey is inspired by the courage, determination and strength of his patients. “I meet some patients who are diagnosed with terrible illnesses,” Dr Harvey says.
“These patients inspire me as they manage to stay positive and push through their everyday lives. This makes me really thankful for the work that I do.”
Dr Harvey’s favourite role model is Winston Churchill, and although this political figurehead is unrelated to medicine, Dr Harvey admires the way he navigated people through some of history’s darkest hours.
Dr Jesus Lopez, House Call Doctor’s Clinical Director, is inspired by his Christian faith. In explaining what inspired him to become a doctor, Dr Lopez quotes a passage from the Bible: “There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.”
Even though Dr Lopez’s work as an after-hours GP is demanding, Dr Lopez says helping people throughout tough times is incredibly inspiring. “My profession allows me to exercise my compassion in my day to day life, and I love that I am able to do that through the work that I do,” he says.
After-hours GP Dr Tony Tanious draws his inspiration from personal experiences, that motivated him to study medicine. “When I was younger my father was very unwell with a mental illness and I felt the need to help him and other people like him,” Dr Tanious explains.
Despite these personal challenges, Dr Tanious is inspired to stay positive. “My favourite quote has always been ‘laughter is the best medicine,’ which is how I try to live my life.”
House Call Doctor is proud to work with such inspired and passionate doctors. Where do you draw inspiration for your work from? Comment below: