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.
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 don’t do traditional locum tenens. I still work in a private practice setting, but it happens to be in small rural communities. I see patients in the ED, 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 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.
If you are interested in more information, please call my office today at 877-397-7800. We have the opportunities you’re looking for!
Gary Morsch, M.D., M.P.H.