When Ted Koerner heads in for a health checkup, he doesn’t have to worry about his physician giving him judgmental looks that say, “Hey, what have you been doing with yourself?”
Instead, the two-time cancer survivor says his physician, Dr. David Sundwall, feels like an old friend. The physician chats with Koerner about his life. He always remembers to ask about Koener’s wife, Patti, and sends him home with a reminder that she’s due for a doctor’s visit.
The couple has been seeing Sundwall for years at the state-run medical clinic in Salt Lake City, a standby in their lives