As my on-call general physician, Dr. Paul Raford at Afterours Urgent Care has literally saved my life with his high-touch, high-response care. A few Thanksgivings ago, I was feeling ill. I probably wouldn't have done anything about it, but knowing that Dr. Paul Raford was on-call to help, I dropped him an e-mail. Even over the holiday, he responded within two hours. It turned out I had walking pneumonia, and as he said, if I hadn't come to him for care "20 hours more and you would have been hospitalized; 40 hours and you would have been dead." I was home alone that week, and in my delirium I'm sure I would not have thought to call an ambulance. He is worth every last penny; I wish all of us in this country could have doctors as caring and responsive as him.