Dr. Gary Ullery
Internal Medicine & Pediatrician
Dr. Ullery is the epitome of what a physician should be. He goes above and beyond for every patient, employee, family, friend, and stranger—every single day. He starts his clinic days off with a prayer with his staff to ask for guidance to treat patients to the best of their ability, whether it is a spoken or unspoken concern from the patient or their family. He will spend as long as he needs on an appointment to connect and understand what a patient is saying, to address their concerns, and to make them feel valued and heard. (Even if he is behind on his schedule, he will not lessen his time with any patient.) He doesn’t consider anyone beneath him or less important.
He is generous to a fault with his time and exhibits love, kindness, patience, knowledge, and other wonderful traits. He has a great love of teaching and almost always has a student (whether it’s a resident, NP/PA student, CNA/CMA student, his own staff, the staff members that share the office space, or his patients and their families).
No question is considered “dumb” or insignificant. His time off is spent researching medical conditions, including the current pandemic and upcoming vaccines, as well as other conditions that his patients are facing. Every day he tries to find ways to improve and strengthen his clinic staff, their compassion, their efficiency, and their own health. He also continually works on ways to reach out and take care of patients.
He has tremendous pride and joy in his clinic. He especially loves working with his pediatric patients. He says working with them gives him a “recharge” to provide him energy for the day. His favorite clinical “trick” is to blow up a blue glove into a balloon for the younger patients to play with. He loves helping patients smile and laugh. Nothing is better than sitting at the front desk and hearing his laugh coming all the way down the hall from his office or an exam room. He also encourages his staff to find the joy in working in our clinic and with each other.
Anonymous quote: “Dr. Ullery is honestly one of the most amazing men I have ever met. He inspires me daily. He has been incredibly patient and kind with me during my personal, professional, and health struggles. He has saved my life in a variety of ways and I never feel that I can express my gratitude or even simply thank him enough for his love and care. He is extremely deserving of this award, he lives its standards every day. He is truly what Bingham should aspire to be with its values and being a symbol of the community.”
Anonymous quote: “I wish I knew where to begin. If you could sit and be a fly on the wall for just one day, it simply would not be enough to see what an outstanding physician, mentor, father, and caregiver he is. He provides BEYOND exceptional care to his patients. In fact, he provides the highest quality of care most of us have ever witnessed. His compassion for patients aren’t on an 8-5 basis. He has cared for patients in their homes, late nights at the clinic, monitoring his newborns at Grove Creek, even when he isn’t on call. He cherishes and values his staff before himself. He is a natural born leader and is always willing to help, even when his plate is full. His kindness, sincerity, and the little miracles he brings into our lives motivate us to be better caregivers every day.”
Thank you, Dr. Ullery, for being a true example of our core value: COMPASSION.