At Parks Orthodontics, we have always been known for our patient care — since Dr. Bill Parks (10/16/43-5/21/15) opened his first orthodontic office in 1978. But patients continually give back to our team in very special ways — and most recently, our patient Darshele Green touched us all in a way we never could have imagined, and which brought us to tears.
Darshele, who is active duty military flying sorties in Raptor Jets for the Army, shared with us how Dr. Bill Parks would always ask about her plane at every visit. They even chatted about Dr. Parks coming out to see her plane on base one day.
Today, Ms. Greene came into the Parks office with a very special tangible remembrance of her friendship with Dr. Bill Parks. On May 20, 2015, she had flown an American flag on her plane in honor of Dr. Parks. She found out the next day from her Staff Sergeant, also a Parks patient, that Dr. Parks had passed away during the night.
We were overwhelmed when our patient and friend Ms. Greene presented the American flag she flew in Dr. Parks’s honor, framed, with a certificate from a mission she completed nearly two years ago, to Dr. Meredith Parks and Allison Parks Hale, his loving daughters, who carry on their father’s tradition of orthodontic excellence and personal warmth.
What a wonderful world, where mutual respect and interests intersected to produce such a generous and gentle remembrance of a caring doctor who touched his patients’ lives. Thank you and God bless you, Ms. Greene — and all our patients who care for us, as we care for them.