This was the life lesson taught to me the hard way. I hope and pray that you do not have to learn this lesson the way I did. On July 10, 1998, I had returned home from an ER shift in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. The time was 4 p.m. on a Friday afternoon. Our nanny was bringing our children home from a summer camp. We waited at home, but our children did not come home. The suburban in which they were traveling flipped less than a mile from my home and killed my son instantly. My daughter received a skull fracture and was rushed to the hospital. As I entered the ER by ambulance with my daughter, I wondered who would be the doctor caring for my daughter. As the doctor later approached me about the donation of my son's body, I felt a cold chill as now the doctor-patient roles were reversed, and I was on the wrong end.
Today, my daughter has recovered fully and my son is in Heaven. However, I feel an awesome responsibility to ensure that quality health care be given wherever it is under my control. My previous job was with another physician staffing company as regional medical director. As such I was a liaison between hospital administrators and physicians. I have seen the frustration with arrogant doctors that yell at patients and appear to have no care and no compassion.
All too often I have seen problem physicians shuffled from one hospital to the next. The closer to being fired they are, the more willing they are to work for less money and on harder shifts. This is a frightening thought. Could these doctors be working on your family members? Could these doctors be working on my family members?
It is with this in mind that Correct Care was formed. With proceeds intended to fund my son's college education, this medical mission was begun. It is the intention and purpose of this company that every patient be treated as if they were the son or daughter of the doctor within the ER. Today, Correct Care provides our services and physicians to hospitals throughout the South covering hospitals in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Correct Care has brought physician staffing to a new standard. We hope that you wonít need emergency care, but if and when you do, we will be ready. You see, Correct Care isnít just a company. Itís a medical mission.
Dr. Eddie Dease
President / CEO