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This Sweetest Day Family Doctors Emphasize the Importance of Family

Farmington Hills, MI (October 10, 2007)--- Sweetest Day is an occasion to not only remember the sick, aged, and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose support and kindness we have enjoyed. The family doctors at Pembroke Primary Care in Livonia show this everyday by taking care of the sick and working together as a "family."

Dr. Courtney Mehock, Dr. Matthew Benedix and Dr. Rashanda Brown are the doctors at Pembroke Primary Care, a Botsford Hospital physician office, that opened last year. And the doctors truly are one another's family. Dr. Mehock and Dr. Benedix are married and Dr. Brown has been friends with the couple since college


Having met at Michigan State University, where all three were medical technology majors and lived in Holmes Hall, they took the same path attending Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine and performing their internships and residencies at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills. The three share similar ideas on medicine and family but offer different strengths to their practice. Dr. Brown says, "At times any relationship can have challenges, but because we have known each other and worked together since college we have learned how to communicate and problem solve for the good of the team."

All three doctors have a strong sense of family and enjoy spending time with their spouses and children as well as treating families. Dr. Mehock says, "I truly love taking care of all aspects of the family. It is a great honor that people choose to include me in their family and entrust their care to me. Nothing is more satisfying than helping someone through a tough time. Sometimes you can fix the problem and sometimes you simply can't. Either way, the manner in which you care for the patient matters above all else."

Dr. Benedix says, "Being family doctors allows us to provide care for the entire family and to see patients grow-up. We get a great opportunity to build a strong doctor-patient relationship which can last for years, and that is something we all strive to achieve."

Botsford Hospital, an independent 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2006 Governor's Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting, and, in 2007, a three-year recertification as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Botsford's Web address is www.botsford.org.

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