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Patient Rick Rogers on his decision to join the Tryon Medical Partners team

Rick Rogers is always willing to try something new. As a young man, he enlisted in the Navy to serve our country. He tried to be a professional baseball player, but when that didn’t work out, he became an umpire calling Little League up to semi-professional games. Earlier this year, he took a part-time job at a plastics plant.

“That job beat me up,” Rick said. “First it was my shoulder and then I started having issues with my knee.” Tryon Medical Partners was his next call.

Rick had previously seen the doctors of Tryon Medical Partners for an upper respiratory virus, a sinus infection and a heat rash. He had already been impressed with the care he received from Drs. Belgrave, Boswell and Vora.

“I met Dr. Belgrave and had a great appointment,” recalled Rick. “Here the Chief Medical Officer of the practice took his time with me, personally walking me down the hall. I thought to myself, ‘I just cannot believe the commitment to service here’.”

When Rick saw Dr. Stowe for a cortisone shot for his knee, she and her nurse Kelly, put Rick and his wife at ease.

“Here she is coming at me with this huge needle and we’re actually having fun! I thought to myself, I want to be part of that type of service,” and he asked Dr. Stowe if Tryon Medical Partners was hiring.

Today, Rick is a patient services specialist in the clerical float pool for Tryon Medical Partners.

“I am looking to make an impact,” said Rick. “I am looking forward to doing for patients what was done for me.”

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