Healthy Partners Article
Partners in Marriage and Medicine
Healthy Partners, Winter 2020
They’re dedicated to medicine — and to each other. Some Southeast
Georgia Health System providers are partners in matrimony. Meet two couples
who both answer to “doctor.” In 1992, the Whitesells attended
Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. Thomas offered to help
Janise with her cell biology lab project, which involved separating DNA.
“He exuded a kind heart and had these beautiful blue eyes that stared
right through you,” Janise recalls.