Christian Doctor’s Digest – November 2017

Reaching out to our world & those in need. Pat George discusses the opioid epidemic and where we can find help for those in addiction. Bob Bowers, MD shares from his book With Dr. Bob in Ethiopia, relating powerful stories of God’s goodness during difficult times on the mission field. Then John Patrick, MD and John Robson recount their story of how to present your witness to intelligent unbelievers.

Meet Our Guests

Pat George, MD

Pat George, MD

Individual Interview Location within the program: 2:05
Dr. Pat George has been President and CEO of the Valley Hope Association since July 2015 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2003. He has a long and distinguished career in business and public service. He was Kansas Commerce Secretary from 2010 to 2015 and served in the Kansas House of Representatives for six years. Mr. George has a 25-year track record of starting and building successful business ventures, from his family’s automobile dealership to real estate development to professional sports. He is dedicated to helping those suffering from addiction “one person at a time, honorably and respectfully.” For more information, resources and to contact Valley Hope, visit or call 800-544-5101.
Robert Bowers, MD

Robert Bowers, MD

Individual Interview Location: 39:25

Dr. Robert Bowers has been a medical missionary for the last 40+ years working in six different countries on three continents. He graduated from Baylor Medical School and completed an internship in 1966 from Philadelphia General Hospital. After serving as the medical director for three years in Liberia, he completed a residency in general surgery from Geisinger Medical Center.  From 1974 to 1977, he was a missionary physician at Soddo Hospital in Ethiopia. Two weeks after arriving in Ethiopia, the Marxist revolution occurred. He was evacuated three years later after multiple house-arrests, harassments, burning of hospital medicines by agitators and more. He practiced for three years in the U.S. before becoming the medical director of Kijabe Medical Center, a large mission hospital in Kenya. From 2004 to 2012, he was the only surgeon for millions of people in Bangladesh.

John Patrick, MD

John Patrick, MB, BS, MRCP, MD

Individual Interview Location: 59:35
John Patrick, MB, BS, MRCP, MD, retired from the University of Ottawa in June 2002. He had been Associate Professor in Clinical Nutrition in the Department of Biochemistry and Pediatrics for 20 years. Dr. Patrick’s medical training occurred in London, England. He has done extensive research into the treatment of childhood nutritional deficiency and related diseases holding appointments in Britain, the West Indies and Canada. He has worked in Central Africa assisting in the development of training programs that deal with childhood protein-energy malnutrition. For more information about Dr. Patrick and his ministry, visit

John Robson

Individual Interview Location: 59:35

John Robson is a National Post columnist, commentator-at-large with News Talk Radio 580 CFRA in Ottawa and documentary filmmaker. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in history from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D in American history from the University of Texas at Austin and has made documentaries on the First World War, Magna Carta, Canada’s constitution and climate change. Visit him online at