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F E /-\ T U R E By s she prepared to graduate from at Dayton’s Samaritan Homeless Clinic, Robin UK’s medical school in 1998, Dori where she’s practiced since August 2001. ranger Thompson thought she’d do "I just think that everybody has to find _ Roenkcr her famil ractice residenc some lace their niche, and find where the are comfort- I Y P Y P_ Y warm, along the coast. Someplace with sand able. And I feel comfortable here. I love my and waves, like Savannah or Virginia Beach. patients. I love my staff. I love the benefits of After that, she thought she’d end up working here. And that’s why I’m here." * working "in some practice in middle—class _ _ _ suburbia"-—— much like the settin she had . g, 1I1 lllg €I“ 1C C known in Ashland, Ky., where she d grown up. When Thompson tells people she practices at Instead,Thompson, now 33, finds herself the Samaritan Homeless Clinic, she some- practicing in downtown Dayton, Ohio, at a times gets a trite. “Oh, that’s so sweet" re- homeless clinic. sponse — a look that assumes her choice It may not be quite what Thompson, who stems from charity or activism. also earned her bachelor’s degree in biology It’s a reaction that seems to irk the good- at UK in 1993, had envisioned for herself. natured, unassuming doctor just a little. But she feels it`s where she’s meant to be. She`s quick to point out that for one thing. “I love it here," Thompson says of her job she is paid well -—"I didn’t go to school for l l ` V A ii.; 1} V *~a _ I ,. ` , V ~ g: I V ’· `·j .` »·.. - ‘`·` T ,`. » .. "‘*= S Q Vliii Q? V. ( 5 { ‘__y L i I Q_ '—_ I .I l If in li A [ ,· ·{-7;;-;; Q Q Q { j j i I' , mf.! · (jp I; ” g g j I I lg! ` ' " ii ” — It gg-;. at __ ;l. V !$::··§ ,· `·‘ ` { · a. ‘,-•‘·v· *;V · 3,/ F `•:I~I I. . wz W · ~;,¢··, i f I i .. *·é.— ‘ . tI ~ "Q ‘ gl xaafgw , Q l . 2+.* ._; _»·.,i_f;·;7,» I YS} — . ' " fd jr __ I _ I _`_——‘ - V ` I · ` UT nilvr `¤*\’7‘ Vix" 545*2 I ·I # I =: V ·~ eI~:;~I I " _ il', ~’ t " ¢·V·';-* ,, i · .` 5}%% “ . i { { {fl W E? .. `‘V‘ . ri.‘».. I f F ·M§~ ·I-1 II- T s ‘t’·. , — i·~9I, »l—.. p Q J ,_; c ~ » V V rs ` * ' } ‘ii’ ‘ i ° ` {W I 4 ` · W `— I _ ‘_ i v,"\ j' i .i if Ii »-» » ‘ i Xi t + -1 i·t‘ <· i rrd · ' 2 V -4* I.- *,,;:2 VI "I ii V; -‘‘··‘ · I I ¢"Iif` if ` ¤ M; ,_ ., I __i:·’ i I ` { _ . . , , I S ‘`’ ia — ~ .. V' ` II I ; Dr. Dori Thompson 93 AS, 98 j 4.Vr ‘~l_,’§ii I I ,_gV ,j · I MED pauses a moment during i ¤ _ j__. I ¥2‘ ·*’ ~’**~I_;_I ' her practice as atuIl—time t 3.;, g, ~.~·2 I .» ‘ I family physician at the ji I `’’i` I, I _.__, >i · · I Samaritan Homeless Clinic. I. " ‘ G ;. I ‘I ·v».. II `g» _ ig _ . · { a g A-, I ` \ ‘ I ‘· r` ` W A I · . V’`l I K ·· “ . i. ‘ ~&t?g .I,—<*t’ , # i · · .4 ’ 4 — , I V *‘F’» ’ I V A ``‘·»- Y` ` *· ” i`l·‘ I V .., j V I" [ut I lj r ` ` l I .: VV.. __, 1 .V,, ;Q_Y£. ..VV Qi _ YT, _`I; ·~°·; _ ·' ; S ‘ tV.—» . ‘*e ’**I '“ .».-.. ‘· °·“~ ·>€@f:’é?·1i i,€t~I‘:.¢.:-. 77*; . i E l I ` ·.ii I ;$4:il‘Is—.‘ 1- F I (Q ,·. Y · ,5 , t _. @S%&é_ ` Y Gy, "s» · "$;?i~` ~ I: I [ I XT"' . ~ 1 .... ~.-; - I·‘‘”‘‘i. P ’ · ??*?’ `¥¥i"—I '°¢ili ·#` ‘ *1 i` I ·I·‘' , y` I ;" I "`ég;.·E;3., . `>»f? " {iii? Q 'I ° ' I- if fp * "L, I { ‘ -°.e· ...=. ‘ I· »" » Y iq . i I ·· . II i ··I I III» ‘5I=I .V=I VII. I ._ I `\£; H il A \,¤‘ · *~ ‘· cI .,I.. .. . II.IV, , , . { A iw. I ”·· · · · ’ . *· I. . I QI. “€i§·I=I§.;?:‘r IVI’» ’ .» 5 " V” *· 19 MX AL?. * ’ ·’`‘ ¥ .... ; V-ei: I: if ‘ {Za, III ' ~». ~- . ‘ · I».. ~`*§°\ 4 .· I - , if Nl U iz} ..=, al-} I. ’~ \