I’m Dr. Patrick O’Connell. I’m the founder of Sentinel Primary Care. I love being a doctor, and I love, in particular, being a primary care doctor. I get to know the people that I take care of, many of whom I’ve known for lots of years, and I love getting to do that.
I love the science of medicine, biology and the sleuthing out process of some symptom that’s going on, is tremendously fascinating to me but at the heart of it, honestly, being a doctor means being a servant to the people that I take care of.
My whole mission and opening Sentinel Primary Care was to be able to be a better servant. Honestly, it’s tough when you’re running a hundred miles an hour, and you’re behind schedule, it’s tough to take that time to hear what’s going on with the person that I’m talking to.
So, my whole point with Sentinel Primary Care is to be able to create the structure in a primary care setting where I can do that with people. I can spend that time, I can hear the story, I can go into whatever the issue is, and do it in a way so that I can serve better the people that I take care of. So that’s what Sentinel primary care is about and that’s what my mission here is about.