The North Texas area has basically been snowed in for 3 consecutive days now. Yesterday, I thought for sure that it would all be over, but then I woke up this morning with what looks to be 6 inches of snow in my backyard. WOLMED Medical in Denton and Dallas, TX never close on bad weather days. I should know since I’ve been with this practice for 15 years. If it’s snowing, Dr. Wolski and Dr. Helsten make it to the office. If the roads are icy, Dr. Wolski and Dr. Helsten make it to the office. Yesterday, for example, both of the doctors were in the office ready to help sick and injured patients.
Like a lot of other business however, 80% of the WOLMED staff in Denton stayed home and 100% of the Dallas staff stayed home. The roads were just too bad for everyone to make it to work. I was watching the news and I’m always surprised at the number of cars on the road driving to work. So many people commute from outside of Dallas and Ft. Worth to get to work. It’s just so dangerous though, and for that reason, WOLMED’s policy is that during bad weather, we’re probably going to be open, but nobody should drive to work if they can’t do so safely.
Wednesday morning, the traffic report on the news showed car wrecks on every major highway. Today, the news showed fewer car wrecks due to people finally realizing they should just stay home, but one of the wrecks had an ambulance on the scene. Today, the Spur 408 and I-20 intersection was closed down to a single lane due to horrible road conditions. The DFW metroplex has been littered with auto accidents and auto injuries are most certainly inevitable.
Yesterday, Dr. Wolski and Dr. Helsten were in the office, like I said earlier, and we had several patients. People are still sick when the roads are bad. They’re still in pain when the roads are bad. They still need their doctor when the roads are bad. The WOLMED doctors are committed to helping their patients regardless of the weather conditions. Last year, I wrote a blog about the United States Postal Service because during bad road conditions, my mail was delivered.
Rain, sleet, snow – the mail man delivers. The same is true for Dr. Wolski and Dr. Helsten.