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Minor personal vent

by Rick S / June 5, 2004 2:38 PM PDT

My babies doctor died recently.

It's not like I knew the man well or had much of a personal relationship with the him either.

He was a caring doctor that worked until the last three weeks of his life. He loved my daughter and all the kids that came to see him. He was and older man, at least in his 70s, with a booming voice that came out of a five and a half fot body. He was blunt but always with caring, you could feel underneath he wanted the best for you and your child.

I always told people that it was like going to the doctor in Mayberry. He was old school (for you kids).

He was gruff with a HUGE heart. Emily loved him and so did we.

Reagan's passing brought this back.

Dr. McKee was a good man and will be missed by many.

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Re:Minor personal vent
by James Denison / June 5, 2004 3:49 PM PDT
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I used an older doctor for years. He'd escaped as a child from the Nazi's. Very nice person. I remember talking to him about how he and his parent's got out, how they named him Chmiel (spelling?). I asked him what the name meant and he said it was a word for the yeast they make beer with. I remember joking with him, asking if his parents had tried to toss him out with the other yeast at Passover time. He thought it was really funny I had made that connection. A couple years ago I hadn't seen him in almost a year, so when I went back he was no longer there. Retired and left to Florida. Now I see some younger pill pusher in a hurry to pay off his BMW.

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by Mary Kay / June 6, 2004 1:37 AM PDT
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I think we have all known a few of these people and hopefully, somebody will rememher us fondly, when we're gone

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One of my favorite people is 'Doc' Busby.
by Kiddpeat / June 6, 2004 4:20 AM PDT
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He's a man of profound wisdom who helped me a lot. Unfortunately, one of his patients accumulated pills from him, a dentist, and perhaps one other source. The pills were taken in a suicide attempt after which the patient decided she didn't want to die. She didn't die, but did sustain physical damage from the effects of the pills. As is par for the course these days, the family sued him and the other doctors. Anticipating a jury sympathetic to the injured woman, the insurance company settled and dropped his insurance. He was forced to shut down his practice, and take a job treating inmates in a prison. What a loss for him and for us. Sad

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That IS a shame. nt
by James Denison / June 6, 2004 5:42 AM PDT


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Re:Minor personal vent
by Angeline Booher / June 6, 2004 4:31 AM PDT
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Different name, different height (ours was a tall, thin, "bean pole"), but the attitude, big heart, and love of kids is the same as the dear man who took care of our children.

He was ahead of his time. No aspirin for fever (this was in the 50's)/ Parents were to watch for any signs of adverse effects, He watched them walk, and noted their posture. My daughter had a slight sway back, for which he suggested ballet exercises (it worked!) Sick children were isolated from the waiting room. After his examination, he gave the kids either a half stick of gum, or a half stick of Leo's Peppermint.

Your family will always remember Dr. McKee with well deserved fondness. He has left a wonderful legacy.

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