Medical professional returns from duty

Tim Garvey returned to JCMG after deployment to Afghanistan.

Tim Garvey returned to JCMG after deployment to Afghanistan. Lauren Fischer photo

Within moments of walking back into the doors at Jefferson City Medical Group, Tim Garvey was once again visiting with cardiac patients just as he did a year ago, before he was deployed to Afghanistan.

Garvey, who served with the 548 Transportation Company of the Missouri National Guard, was facing a situation common to Guardsmen and other service members returning from deployment: resuming life back at home and at work.

When Garvey left for his first deployment with the Guard, he had a lot on his mind. His wife had had a liver transplant not long before, and he wondered who would help her with tasks around the home and how his coworkers would handle his absence.

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