Company: The Laughlin Indian Health Clinic
Location: Lansdale, Pennsylvania, United States
John Grasse, Doctor at The Laughlin Indian Health Clinic, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of medicine.
Dedicated to caring for others, Dr. Grasse has committed himself to working as a physician, specializing in psychiatry and surgery. He has been a doctor for The Laughlin Indian Health Clinic since 1999 and has practiced at other locations. Dr. Grasse has completed medical missionary work for the Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission from 1986 to 1990 and for the Mennonite Board Missions from 1954 to 1963, both in Elkhart, IN. He has worked as an assistant professor of psychiatry for the Texas University Health and Science Center, a psychiatric consultant for Philhaven Hospital from 1974 to 1986 and has worked part-time with Indian Health Service in 1995. Prior to his career, Dr. Grasse has served for the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947. In preparation for his exciting work, Dr. Grasse earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Juniata College in 1948, a Doctor of Medicine from Jefferson University in 1952 and completed coursework at the Menninger School of Psychiatry.
As a child, Dr. Grasse’s father introduced him to a doctor. Inspired by the doctor and appreciating the work physicians did, he knew he wanted to follow that career path. His father was a supervising principle, inspiring Dr. Grasse’s love of teaching. In the early 1960s, Dr. Grasse completed work in Nigeria, caring for those in a 99-bed hospital as well as working with 16 out-patient clinics. He did excellent work in this location and is grateful for the time he had to learn about himself as well as experience caring for those with rabies and malaria. Yet, his time caring for those in need resulted in Dr. Grasse feeling overworked and drained. He connected his own mental strain to the lack of mental health care in the United States and he desired to combine his knowledge of medicine and love of teaching, dedicating himself to instructing others about the field of mental health.
Dr. Grasse advocates for those who are sick as well as those who are in need of help, even if they do not admit their needs. He believes many people would call him a pastor as he has preached in many churches. Responsibilities he has undertaken in addition to his career include serving as president of the Lions Club of Calico Rock from 1964 to 1969. He has also been president of the Association of the Menninger School of Psychiatry from 1970 to 1971 as well as fellow of the same organization from 1969 to 1972. He has been a missionary since 1953, a pastoral visitor at the Living Trees Retirement Home and spent time and resources supporting third world countries. Bettering any organization he has been affiliated with, he is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Academy Family Practice. Dr. Grasse would like to be remembered as a good teacher and, as a result of his influence, has been recognized by Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
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