Hudson & Spring Hill, Florida (July 9, 2015) – Access Health Care Physicians, LLC recently recognized Beth Moore, office manager for Sheetal Patel, MD, a family medicine specialist in Hudson, Florida, for being an “Every Day Hero.”
Ms. Moore was recognized in the Access Health Care newsletter for her compassionate concern for the patients in Dr. Patel’s practice, and one patient in particular. The article in Access Health Care’s newsletter cited the story of a patient dying of metastatic cancer. Everyone in the practice had learned to love this patient for her positive attitude on dying and facing death, “and as a one who continues to teach us what life is about.”
This patient had been somewhat alone, with a daughter out of state and a deceased spouse. She began to rely on the physician’s office and staff for smiles, hugs, random phone calls just to see how she was, and just some simple conversation over the hard months of her life. Recently was transported to hospice. The day that the office got word of this, Beth Moore went to the hospice facility after work and spent time with her to keep her company as her family was out of state and she was truly alone. The patient was so very happy that Beth had come to see her.
While Dr. Patel herself had also visited and spent her lunchtimes with the patient at hospice, she particularly praised Beth Moore because Beth would continually go and see the patient – on her personal time – to keep her spirits high and offer some support. The patient wished to spend her remaining days with family and was eventually discharged from hospice to family care in Pennsylvania. However, there was concern because the patient also had two canine companions and two cats that she had taken care of. One in particular came to her pregnant and sick and the patient was caring for her until the cat delivered.
Beth Moore assisted in finding homes for the two cats and adopted both dogs – Beau, a black Shih Tzu, and Gretchen, a Chihuahua pug mix. Beth felt that she could not worry the patient and prevent this decision to spend her final days with family in Pennsylvania. She worked feverishly to find a home for the animals, and when she was unable to she just took responsibility for them herself. As Dr. Patel put it, “Beth jumped right on it and wanted our patient to feel that her only close family here (her animals) would be taken care of and the patient would not have to worry so that she could proceed on making her way up north for her final days. It was important to us all, that our patient made it to her sister’s home in time.” Everyone in the practice promised to keep in touch daily and Beth continues to send pictures of the dogs on a daily basis.
Access Health Care also recognized Beth with a certificate of appreciation for her compassionate care.
The office of Sheetal Patel, MD is located at 13944 Lakeshore Boulevard, Suite A, Hudson, Florida 34667. Call 727-869-9079 for more information. Dr. Patel specializes and is board certified in family medicine. Beth Moore is her office manager.
Photo 1: Savannah Moore, Beth’s daughter relaxes with the Moore’s expanded family. In the foreground is their original pet, DEXTER (hound).then GRETCHEN – adopted (brown little dog – not facing camera), and then their original pet ROSIE ( way back on left – brown poodle), and BEAU – black color , adopted (off to the right ).
Photo 2: Beth Moore poses with her certificate recognizing her as an Access Hero.
About Access Health Care Physicians, LLC
Access Health Care Physicians, LLC is a multiservice medical practice consisting of over 130 health care providers and more than 650 employees in over 100 locations throughout Florida. Our healthcare professionals provide a wide range of services not only in our offices but within patients’ homes. Yes, we make house calls.
Our medical services include:
- Comprehensive Diabetes Care Clinic
- Blood Draws
- Holter Monitor
- Physical Therapy And Rehab
- Vascular Study
- Nuclear Stress Testing
- Carotid Doppler
- Venous Doppler
- Arterial Doppler
- Bone Density Testing
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Anodyne Treatment
- Treatment of injuries resulting from automobile accidents including soft tissue injuries
Access Health Care Physicians, LLC main office is located at 5350 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Florida 34606. For more information call 352-688-8116 or go to www.AccessHealthcareLLC.net.