Dr. Spears’ home medical care practice began in 2002. It currently spans three states, and touches a very broad spectrum of both patients and caregivers.
Caregivers of all stripes, professionals as well as committed family members, comprise an enormous and, surprisingly, largely invisible population in the United States.
Dr. Spears’ mission, beyond providing direct medical care, is to empower the care providers, to draw attention to their efforts, and to advocate for them and the selfless service they perform. To mark a significant anniversary of his practice, and to draw attention to and honor some exemplary care givers Dr. Spears has encountered, a special Caregivers Celebration event was organized on June 24, 2017.
This event brought together individuals who very likely would not otherwise have met one another. Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, those employed by established medical facilities, and family care givers were all, equally, invited and honored.
Dr. Spears, the unifying element, identified and coalesced a “tribe,” a community which had not previously formally existed. Here are photos from the Caregivers Celebration event.