I don’t think there are enough words to describe our true gratitude
At minimal, they have spent 15 years of their adult lives specifically
devoted to education in health, research and wellness. At some point along
their path, they chose a specialty. An area of focus. A passion within.
You can call it compassion, teaching, research, oath, gift or many other
things but I believe the correct term for us today, is hero.
They deliver good news, bad news, and many uncertainties while bearing
the burden on their shoulders. With a steady hand and a strong arm yet
not batting an eye, they look in the face of death and stand in awe with
the miracle of life.
They listen to descriptions of our aches and pains and offer us good direction.
Consider as you may grow tired of waiting on them for an appointment,
they are booked, back-to-back with patients to see and treat. All battling
different issues. If you followed in their footsteps daily, you would
begin early and stay late. They go without lunch and when urgencies call,
dinner goes on hold too. Most evenings are follow-up, catch-up and research
for their next day. They tirelessly devote themselves to us.
Just where would we be without them? Now, that would be a frightening world indeed.
One of the most wonderful things about University Physicians’ Association,
Inc. (UPA) is our physicians. Their contributions to the medical profession
in the East Tennessee area are unmatched; while managing their own busy
lives as wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, leaders and volunteers.
UPA would certainly not exist as an association without them. Our physician
shareholders are business owners of UPA; including over 600 multi-specialty
physicians; apart from 400+ clinical staff that total over 1100 members.
Their business IS health care. They treat us, our families, and our communities
every single day. It’s only right that we do all that we can to
take care of them.
As we push through this pandemic, greater is their demand but may we all
have an opportunity to say, “Thank You”!
Certainly, on this anniversary of National Doctors’ Day, we want
to thank the physicians at University Physicians’ Association for
everything they do for their patients, their staff, their families and
We thank you for your tireless dedication in training and research for
humanity and science around the world.
Great moments are the work of many, and we honor your dedication more than ever!