The staff and volunteers at Gardner Memorial Free Community Medical Clinic hosted a small farewell for Dr. Amail Chudy. He retired after 15 years of service to the Volunteer in Medicine clinic held every Monday at Gardner Methodist Church in North Little Rock.
Dr. Chudy is 91 years young and graduated from UAMS in 1953 when it was downtown near the site of the current President Clinton Library. He did his internship at St. Vincent Hospital and then opened a practice in North Little Rock where he practiced Family Medicine for over 40 years before his retirement. In 2002, he came out of retirement to participate in the Volunteer in Medicine program, faithfully seeing patients each Monday along with CHI St. Vincent community outreach nurses Rhonda Higgins, RN, and Amber Raymond, RN, as well as several community and church volunteers.
Dr. Chudy spoke of the inseparable relationship between faith and medicine. “First, the specific faith in God in his greatness as the divine physician. Second, faith and trust between the physician and patient on the human level.” As Dr. Chudy and the volunteers gathered one last time on Monday he asked them to pray for him and he promised his prayers for them each day.