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Ovation: Doctor Stuck In Traffic Borrows Child’s Bicycle To Get To Surgery On Time.


Medical professionals are often portrayed in the media as super rich (Dr. Heathcliff “Cliff” Huxtable” of The Cosby Show), awkwardly intelligent (Doogie Howser), overly charismatic (Dr. Derek Shepherd aka McDreamy of Grey’s Anatomy), possibly insane (Dr. Henry Frankenstein or Dr. Hannibal Lector), really mean (Nurse Ratched of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest), immature and goofy (See Scrubs), hysterically observant (Dr. Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce of Mash) or unabashedly evil (Dr. Evil of the Austin Powers film series).

Regardless of how they’re portrayed in entertainment or other media, there are wonderful physicians and caregivers among us working diligently to keep us healthy.

Once such doctor, Dr. Catherine Baucom, recently proved how important her patients are to her when a traffic jam kept her from driving to work to meet a patient.  The doctor, who is almost six feet tall, was due in the operating room but gridlock resulting from a traffic accident made it impossible for her to arrive on time in her car.  While sitting in traffic, Dr. Baucom realized that a friend lived nearby, hurried to borrow the bicycle of the friend’s seven-year-old daughter and started pedaling.

Once she made it to the highway, she explained the situation to police officers who helped her get to the hospital where she was able to meet her patient on time.

Dr. Baucom appears to be a woman of great character.

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From → Ovations

  1. Sounds like a Pee Wee Herman movie!


  2. Where did this take place? It’s nice to read a happy story about a doctor for a change.


  3. Great Story! Thanks.


  4. Jay Leno commented that the police gave her an escort to the hospital. Wouldn’t it have been quicker to throw her and the bike in the cruiser?


  5. Thanks for sharing such an uplifting story. Good for Dr. Baucom and even better for her patient.


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