It seems as though the Covid era has undergone a major shift. As the Covid pandemic is now classified as being endemic—something that is regularly with us but is seemingly more manageable and predictable than before (like the flu)—the world is re-emerging to discover what are the new normals.
While some have been minimally affected, many businesses and families and individuals have been greatly disrupted by all the changes of the last two years. Many are trying to discover what will be the new rhythms of living. A major shift for many is not having enough built-in margin in their routines, such as a business not having enough employees to run smoothly and predictably… or not knowing if their supply line will be intact and dependable.
Have the events of the last two years affected Clark Family Medicine? Yes, of course. We have pivoted and shifted… but we are still here. And, as a matter of fact, we have discovered that some of the changes are beneficial, such as now offering Telehealth visits.
Yet, the most obvious change for us is we’re changing our name! When anyone calls our clinic, patients will no longer be greeted with “Clark Family Medicine, how can we help you?” but will instead be greeted with “Dr. Clark at Olive Grove Medical, how can we help you?” Our new name is Olive Grove Medical, and our new website is olivegrovemedical.com.
Our services and providers and staff will be the same. Just a new name. We decided the Covid-era disruptions were a good time for our clinic to reinvent itself moving forward. The time was right.
Why Olive Grove Medical? Many reasons, none earth-shattering. If you have read my recent blogs, you’ll notice that I keep writing about olives, olive oil, olive trees, and olive plants. Olives are healthy. I like the taste of olives. Olives grow on pretty trees. And we have a staff here at… er… uh… Olive Grove Medical (Clark Family Medicine) who are faithful, dependable, and awesome, like a steadfast grove of trees. And we are also a medical clinic.
To discover deeper insights in the name Olive Grove Medical, read my latest blogs. If you’re one that likes a Bible scripture for such things, here’s one:
“...they took possession of houses filled with all kinds of good things, wells already dug, vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees in abundance. They ate to the full and were well-nourished; they reveled in your great goodness” (Nehemiah 9:25 NIV).
There will surely be more changes coming to our clinic as we emerge from the cocoon of the last two years. But for now, don’t be surprised if the next time you call for an appointment you are greeted by our wonderful staff with “Dr. Clark at Olive Grove Medical, how can we help you?”