A Message from the President - Gary Morsch MD, MPH
Working with DWC is more than just being a physician - it's a mission. I feel called to support small rural communities where there are increasing shortages of nurses and physicians. I still enjoy working in a private practice setting, but it happens to be in rural communities. I see patients in the emergency room, clinic, and round on patients in the hospital. I still enjoy all the benefits of a private practice, but at the end of the shift, I can leave and return to my home and family. I now have several weeks each month to devote to my family, volunteer work, travel, and other interests.
I also had aspirations of taking extended time off from my practice to volunteer in mission hospitals, refugee camps, and inner city clinics. With four children, I also wanted to spend lots of quality time with my family.
Although I built a successful private group practice, I found myself working far more hours than I ever intended. I found it difficult to find time for my family, let alone for volunteer medical missions.
That has all changed. I now work part-time – whenever I choose to work. I give much of my time to Heart to Heart International, a medical relief organization that ships medicines and organizes medical teams to countries throughout the world.
I believe this is the kind of medical practice model that many physicians only dream about. That is why I started Docs Who Care. I am looking for physicians who want to have the best of both worlds— a fulfilling medical practice AND a quality lifestyle that allows them to invest their lives in making a difference in the world.
I entered medicine with the same aspirations that most doctors share – to work in a private practice, providing high quality, personalized, compassionate care to patients and their families.
Working for DWC is more than just being a physician - it's a mission. I feel called to support small rural communities where there are increasing shortages of nurses