This practice is run by doctors who are evangelical Christians. Not all staff employed by the practice are Christians. Most of your experience in healthcare in this practice will be similar to what you would get in any other General Practice because Christian ideals have influenced healthcare for generations and because healthcare workers are generally caring people regardless of their religious convictions! We do not regard ourselves as superior to others.
Several principles are at work in healthcare:
Trust is the basis for good relationships. We will try to inform you fully regarding your health issues but, in the end, trusting your doctor means accepting that they have your best interests at heart. Resources, especially time and people, are limited: we must use them responsibly and will often have to give priority to those who are most vulnerable and least able to speak for themselves. Please be patient if you have to wait or are told that you will not be given, for example, an appointment, a home visit, a referral, a prescription.
Truth and honesty: we will try to keep you informed and will not hide things from you. Thus we may discuss various relevant issues with you, such as diet, smoking, drugs, immunisation, contraception or abortion. You may find that different healthcare workers have different opinions and advice, and this may be because there is more than one “right” answer. We will seek to practice healthcare based on sound advice and to seek real answers to the ills you experience. Sometimes this will mean identifying the spiritual issues which affect you. We will not “bend the truth” or lie to you or for you.
Love in a Christian sense is practical caring: we will do our best to help.