I am happy to report that after many months of responsibly managing the task of closing a chapter on the office of Doctor Sam, I am now as I like to say “Back in the Lab”. Now is a time to dream, imagine, and yes get to work. Now is a place that I lightheartedly refer to as “The Lab”.
It is a place that I recall being during the years leading up to the opening of the first office of Doctor Sam. I bring with me the same passion, creativity, optimism and work ethic that I had on the last visit to the lab, but now I come with the knowledge that a strong team of collaborators is committed to this same work. We are community groups, other doctors, other healthcare organizations, and most importantly all of you! I am looking forward to what we will continue to build together and understand that every step that we get right brings us that much closer to where we want to arrive.
I have revised this webpage to better serve my patients, the community, and others involved in this work. It now includes portals to social media outlets that I interact with, connections to organizations that are partners in health, healing, and healthcare, and perhaps most challenging for me to include is a page dedicated as well to the work that I do as an artist.
I have included the work I do which I call art because part of being healthy is understanding ourselves and finding out what motivates, defines, and inspires us. Art for me is a path to community, to expression, and to better understand the world around me. I hope you will find the direction that I am taking the presence of Doctor Sam at this time to be motivating and inspiring and that you will join in the effort in your own way.
The most rewarding aspect of being a doctor will always be the personal and in person interactions. Creating the right structure to support these interactions is perhaps the most challenging part of the vision for the future. It is nonetheless where I hope we arrive through our work in the coming months to years. See you there!
Samuel Hanson Willis, MD
Family Medicine Physician
Core Values that will guide my practice
- I will cultivate with each patient a relationship so that each recognizes having a personal physician trained to provide first contact, continuous and comprehensive care.
- I will work collaboratively with other healthcare providers who will take responsibility for the ongoing care of our patients. This will include physical therapists, acupuncturists, hospital care providers, imaging study providers, laboratory providers, pharmacists, and specialists in a variety of medical fields including psychiatry and psychology.
- I will provide based upon the needs of each patient health care to the best of my ability and will take responsibility for appropriately arranging care with other qualified professionals. This includes care for all stages of life; acute care; chronic care; preventive services; and end of life care.
These values are developed based upon the Joint Principles of the Patient Centered Medical Home. Thanks to guidance by the
- American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- American College of Physicians (ACP)
- American Osteopathic Association (AOA)