– Robert B. Kroopnick, M.D., F.A.C.P.

“Ms. Upchurch is the sister and personal care provider for my patient, Shaunna Merrick. I have been Ms. Merrick’s Primary Care Provider for the last 20 years. Ms. Merrick is a challenged citizen. She has multiple diagnosis to include but not limited to Cerebral Palsy, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, seizures, severe depression, incontinence, hypertension, diabetes, and tremors, it was my professional recommendation that she be supported with a personal care provider.

Prior to Lynnette Upchurch being appointed as Ms. Merrick’s care provider, Ms. Merrick had been a victim of physical, sexual and financial abuse. Ms. Merrick had been moved from one assisted living facility to the next. She had been transferred and admitted to most if not all psychiatric wards within the Maryland healthcare systems. Ms. Merrick was facing institutionalization.

Ms. Upchurch chose to take on a responsibility that very few would even dare. Ms. Upchurch is kindhearted, compassionate and extraordinarily patient. Ms. Upchurch is honest, trustworthy and possesses a high moral aptitude. Anyone is blessed to have such a wonderful person to love and care for them like Ms. Upchurch does.”