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It's Never Too Late!

 

Heidi Ahlborn, MD, became a BVMI primary care provider in 2015, but she’s no stranger to the medical field – or to us. A trained physician, Heidi had focused for 25 years on building a strong family, with five children. She placed her medical license on “inactive” status during that time.

When she learned about BVMI, her youngest child had just graduated college. Heidi wanted to volunteer, and agreed to serve as a referral coordinator, matching patients who needed specialized care with physicians in practice elsewhere – at no charge to the patient.

She also formed a group known as Friends of BVMI, and serves on BVMI’s Board of Trustees. “That was enough at first, but then I felt a real emotional pull to see patients.  I knew I needed to reactivate my license,” said Heidi.

For more than two years, she tackled rigorous coursework and met her goal.  She’s found her ultimate niche at BVMI, seeing patients every week, and embraces the “Culture of Caring” approach that is the core value of BVMI.