Mountain Hope Clinic Says Goodbye to Dr. George Kirkpatrick

We are deeply saddened to relay the message that Dr. George Kirkpatrick, a beloved member of the Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic staff, has passed away. Dr. George Kirkpatrick joined Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic in August of 2015. Dr. Kirkpatrick, known to Mountain Hope volunteers and staff as “Dr. K.” was trained in comprehensive care and appreciated having time to spend with patients. In a recent interview he said, “It’s so good for me,” when asked of his work at Mountain Hope, “I...
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Mountain Hope Thanks Ober Gatlinburg and Gatlinburg Sky Lift for Sevier County Days Donations

There's a longtime local tradition of tourism attractions offering Sevier County Days to local residents at reduced prices. It's an opportunity for Sevier Countians to enjoy the attractions that normally cater mainly to tourists. Recently two Gatlinburg businesses, Ober Gatlinburg and the Skylift, took Sevier County days a step farther by donating the proceeds to Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. In this way, local folks benefitted twice, both by having fun and by supporting their neighbor...
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From Stay-at-home Mom to Medical Assistant

Just 30 more times drawing blood, and Reagan Wilder will qualify as a certified medical assistant. Reagan, a new medical assistant at Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic, began her quest to become certified in 2008. Before that, she was a stay-at-home mom. She is really close to her certification  -- just 30 needle-sticks shy -- and expects to complete it during the upcoming health fair at the Clinic. As a part-time medical assistant, she takes patients' vital signs, performs in-office lab ...
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Clinic’s Medical Director Loves Meeting Patients

Since 2003, Dr. Richard Dew has volunteered his medical skills to the patients of Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. "I still look forward to coming here every week," he says. "I just love medicine," says the longtime physician. "I look on it as a calling rather than a job." Working at the Clinic is a ministry for him. "Here I feel like you're helping folks who really need help and can't get it anywhere else." As the Clinic's medical director, he sees a full patient load one day a week an...
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No Need to Panic over Zika Virus

Zika virus is all over the news, but it's not all over your backyard. "If you're not pregnant, it's not a problem," said Dr. Richard Dew, Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic's medical director. The mosquito-borne Zika virus can cause serious birth defects, including microcephaly (an abnormally small brain). It can also cause flu-like symptoms that are so mild they do not require a visit to the doctor. In some cases, you may not even know you have it. As of June 15, in the continental Uni...
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