National Doctors’ Day provides the opportunity to honor physicians throughout the U.S. each year who guide and treat patients to positively impact their health. During the month of March, Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) celebrates the Medical Staff and their dedicated service. Patients from the community also are invited to recognize physicians by giving a donation to Licking Memorial Health Foundation (LMHF) in their physician’s honor.
C. Franklin Gibson showed his appreciation for the service James W. DeSapri, D.O, of Licking Memorial Family Practice, provides to him by making an honorary donation in his name for Doctors’ Day. Dr. DeSapri has been caring for Mr. Gibson since he joined Licking Memorial Health Professionals in 2006. Franklin describes his physician as a genuine and comforting individual. “He covers all the bases for me with my issues and is always interested and concerned with what I have to say. He is someone who really cares and that means a lot to me.” Franklin is especially thankful that Dr. DeSapri makes time to give full explanations to any questions he may have about his health care. “When I leave, I feel comfortable with what we have discussed. He also keeps me on track with my prescriptions and necessary blood tests.” Franklin noted that the staff also is especially helpful, spending time with him without rushing and often calling back with answers to his questions. “As far as I am concerned, he is my best friend. I feel very good about Dr. DeSapri as a person and as a physician. He deserves recognition.”
Gifts also were received recognizing many other physicians in honor of Doctors’ Day. Physicians who receive donations in their name receive an acknowledgement of the gift on the donor’s behalf. Dr. DeSapri expressed his gratitude for the donation provided by Franklin, “It is an honor to be recognized, and to know that this donation will contribute to technological advancement within the Health Systems,” he said. “I appreciate Franklin’s donation to LMHS, which helps us to continue expanding the services we offer to our local community.”
Dr. DeSapri completed his residency at Doctors Hospital of Columbus, Ohio, and received his medical degree from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. A Columbus native, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Natural Sciences from Xavier University in Cincinnati and his high school diploma from St. Charles Preparatory High School in Columbus. He is board-certified in family practice. Dr. DeSapri’s Licking Memorial FamilyPractice office is located at Moundbuilders’ Doctors’ Park Building 5, 1272 West Main, in Newark. He can be reached at (220) 564-1788.
The LMH Medical Staff includes approximately 174 physicians and 50 consulting physicians who provide their expertise and care to the community. Contributions to LMHF continue to benefit physicians, guests, and the entire Health Systems with technological advances for the Hospital. Throughout the year, those who wish to make a donation in honor of their physician may contact the LMH Development Office at (220) 564-4102.
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