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Product Details

  • Paperback: 102 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484050738
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484050736
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #618,912 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Dr. Gary Yarbrough is a family physician who resides in Parsons Kansas with his wife and registered nurse, Dianne. They have four children and seven grandchildren. For over thirty years Dr. Yarbrough has practiced family medicine first in Kentucky,then Michigan and finally Kansas. He still does house calls.

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Very easy but very interesting book.
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If you enjoy learning about other cultures, reading "human interest" true stories, reading medically-related stories, or just plain reading, you'll love this book.
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It is a timely reminder that where there is a will there is always a way.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amateur on April 5, 2013
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I purchased House Calls yesterday, intrigued to find that this book was written about real cases by a real doctor. Always interested in research for medical threads in my own work, I couldn't resist reading it immediately. The stories drew me in and kept me entranced. Not only is it interesting, but it's uplifting, well written, and deserves a wider audience. This doctor still makes house calls. In a world where patients become numbers and find themselves searching for someone who truly cares about them as human beings, I highly recommend this book. It restores faith that kindness and compassion still exists in some pockets of the country. There are still doctors true to the calling of caring for others. Hooray for Dr. Gary Yarborough!
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Grab a cup of tea or coffee, find a comfy chair, and take a little time to read this heartwarming book written by a doctor who still practices medicine and still makes house calls. The inspiring and uplifting vignettes he shares about the many patients who have come into his life and left their marks on his heart had me laughing, crying, and desiring to do more for others. It's hard to believe that doctors make house calls anymore! I have read many books in recent years about doctors and nurses who seem to be losing the battle in today's healthcare system, with its many governmental regulations and unending paperwork that would cause anyone to throw his or her hands in the air and say, "I give up!". How refreshing it was to read this book about a doctor who refuses to give up or give in!!! It is a timely reminder that where there is a will there is always a way. We would all be lucky to have a doctor like him, but he also demonstrates that we can all make a difference if we just take a little more time to do a little more for others. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did! I can't wait for him to write another one!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Beverley A. Mott on July 10, 2013
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A interesting read from a Doctor who has taken memoirs from some of his house calls.
Great for those interested in how things were done in earlier generations.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barbara E. Vamvakias on May 28, 2013
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This book was very good, but not as interesting as some others I have read. It is like "All things great and small" but still entertaining.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By martha egyed on May 1, 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. It was refreshing to read about a country family doctor who really cares about the people he treats. This is a book I will read again some day.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By 2fizz on October 18, 2013
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This is a collection of little stories of the author's experiences being a doctor to the Amish of (I believe) south eastern Kansas. They're pleasant and somewhat informative, a nice easy read. It ends rather abruptly though and left me wanting more.

Interestingly, the author has chosen to go against convention (he's Catholic) and dress like the Amish plus wear a beard and long hair like them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 'Rebecca Parker on October 9, 2013
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What a wonderful heartwarming story. Reminded me of when I was a child and the house calls the local doc made.
It, gave you an idea of the Amish culture and how wonderful it is.
I am a RN and so loved how be would define some of our big medical words to make them easier to understand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Videl Adkins on October 7, 2013
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This book was very entertaining and I really enjoyed reading it. What a caring person. We could use many more doctors like him.
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