Thought I’d be a Doctor
When I was young, I thought I’d grow up to be a doctor. But by my third year of college, it was clear I’d better stick with languages (English, Spanish, French). A course in Human Physiology erased all doubt. It was fascinating material, but my background in the sciences was just too weak. I ended up auditing that course.
Forty Years Later…
As a webmaster, I find myself doctoring websites for many doctors. They’re some of my favorite clients.
Dr. Abe Kuruvilla is a dermatologist in private practice in Mesquite, Texas. Many of Dr. Kuruvilla’s fans would be surprised to learn that; they know him primarily as a preacher and educator. In addition to being a medical doctor, he has a doctorate in hermeneutics (the science of Bible interpretation) from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His website www.homiletix.com is dedicated to “fostering biblical preaching by serving as a portal for Abe Kuruvilla and his passions — exploring preaching, explaining preaching, and exemplifying preaching.” The website is the creation of a very smart web designer, whose own doctoral studies got “in the way” of maintaining the site. That’s where I stepped in!
Dr. Connie Speece, DO is a second-generation osteopath in a family of doctors who provide excellent medical care to my own family. When Dr. Speece opened a laser treatment center, she engaged me to build her beautiful site, www.chrysalislasercenter.com.
Just a few days ago, I launched the WordPress version of a website for Dr. Samuel Foster and Dr. Roshni Foster (along with their associates): www.northtexasallergy.com. As with many of my projects, this was a matter of picking up where someone else had dropped the ball. The Fosters originally engaged a nationally-known company to do the WordPress port for them, but that work bogged down under the inefficiencies of working with a large, impersonal company. I have had many pleasant conversations with Sam and Roshni as we tweaked their website to perfection.
Doctors of Another Sort
Those are some of the medical doctors I serve. I’m very happy to have several other clients with PhDs. They’re doctors too!* Just not the sort you’d want setting a broken bone.