Dr. Greg Thompson: Primary Care as a Calling

Meet family physician resident Greg Thompson, who is passionate about the population he works with and showing them the love of Christ.

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Good to hear your story! I am on the other end of the spectrum, having retired from Family Medicine this past year. I’ve looked at life from both sides now… (can you tell I read a couple of articles about Joni Mitchell this weekend?)
In any case, hope to meet you someday, as my daughter lives in OKC and is adopting through Tulsa’s Crisis Pregnancy Outreach and we are up that way frequently.

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I enjoyed your story, too. As a family medicine doc who graduated from residency in 2004, I’m in the middle of my career. I was interested to see that you had been exposed to a Christian acceptance of evolution through Tim Keller’s “Reason for God” series. Interestingly, I had just purchased his Bible study with an interaction between him and 6 other nonChristians. I wonder if you have reviewed that, too. I had thought of using that for our adult Sunday School at my YEC church, and wondered if that was a good way to talk about it. I don’t want to be too obtrusive, though.
The joke that the difference between primary and specialist care is that the primary care provider learns less and less about more and more, till she knows nothing about everything; and the specialist learns more and more about less and less till he knows everything about nothing" is somewhat close to the truth–not least in that both continue to learn every single day after graduation. I am still amazed at how much my colleagues and patients teach me–in areas I never thought I had to grow. This is not in science only, but also in maturity–from Christians and non Christians alike.

Blessings on your work. It looks like you are in 2nd year now–that can be very busy, but certainly fulfilling, and more fun for me than my first.

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Thanks Phil! That would be fun! Always enjoy meeting people who support the Biologos view!

Thank you, Randy! I follow a lot of Keller’s work, but your description isn’t ringing a bell. What’s the name of it?

Either way, Keller’s work is a great place to start for most people. He does a good job at breaking down the debate and it will appeal to most people.

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It’s this Bible study–I’ve not watched it yet. https://www.christianbook.com/reason-god-study-pack-participant-guide/9780310671428/pd/671428?event=ESRCG

Thank you for your story.
I hope you get enough sleep in your residency. Blessings.

“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” -Colossians 4:6

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