Vail Health Magazine 2013 - page 34

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2013
For Dr. Terrell Joseph and Dr. Natalie Martin, healthcare is a family aair
ON AN EARLY AUTUMN
morning in 2005, Dr. Terrell
Joseph went down on one knee
in the swaying basket of a hot
air balloon. As the craft began to
sail above Minturn, the soon-to-
be-local surgeon asked his terri!ed
companion her hand in marriage.
“I told him to stop moving
around in the basket,” says Dr.
Natalie Martin. “I don’t know if the
ring and the "owers helped my
fear of heights, but I did say yes.”
#e couple met four years ear-
lier in their respective residency
programs in New Orleans — Dr.
Joseph for orthopaedic surgery
and Dr. Martin for emergency
medicine. It was only weeks after
Hurricane Katrina hit the city that
the couple found themselves "ying
high and out of "ood danger, and
they both agree that the perfect
place to land was in Vail.
“It’s a small town and a small
community,” says Dr. Martin. “It’s
a great place to work and a great
place to raise children. Our other
options would have meant staying
in Louisiana, and we love it there,
but we really feel like this is an
unusually interesting and safe
community to live in.”
HERE TO STAY
#ey knew they wanted to move
to Vail, even before Katrina hit.
Dr. Joseph spent three years here
in the early ‘90s, working as a raft
guide and an emergency room
tech at Vail Valley Medical Center.
BY KIM FULLER
AMatchMade inMedicine
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