MyCatholicDoctor Foundation Mission Statement:

To answer the call of Jesus Christ in Luke 10:9, when He said, “cure the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’”

Mission and Programs of MyCatholicDoctor Foundation.

A Walk of Faith

The mission of MyCatholicDoctor Foundation (MCDF) is to answer the call of Jesus Christ in Luke 10:9, when He said, “Cure the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’” 

The universal human experience of illness is a powerful time to recognize that 1) suffering is redemptive and an opportunity to grow in holiness, and 2) healing is a work of God, for which we can be grateful. Through illness and healing the Kingdom of God comes near to us. As healthcare professionals answering the call of Jesus Christ in Luke 10:9, our job is to 1) provide state-of-the-art, effective, ethical medical care and 2) accompany patients in their suffering and healing, so that they recognize that in this time of sickness and  healing, the Kingdom of God has come near to them. 

In everything we do, we strive to fulfill the call of Jesus in Luke 10:9, treating each patient as if caring for Christ Himself, in order to bring the kingdom of God into the world by bearing witness to the Gospel.

We enable patients to connect directly with Catholic doctors; Likewise, we enable  faithful clinicians to practice independently and with the full voice of their faith. We believe that the only third party in the doctor-patient relationship should be the Holy Spirit. Our platform empowers clinicians to answer the dual call of Jesus Christ in Luke 10:9, a task that has become prohibitively difficult through most secular healthcare employers.

Truly Catholic Practices

We are pro-life, and pro eternal life! 

The clinicians we support unequivocally follow all the Ethical and Religious Directives of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the ethical policy statements of the Catholic Medical Association. We are a refuge for faithful Catholic clinicians who want to practice independently and with the full voice of their Catholic faith. 

All staff, patients, and friends of MyCatholicDoctor are invited to join us in our prayer ministry daily at 3:00 PM, as we pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at our adoration chapel in our headquarters in Connecticut. Anyone unable to join us in person is invited to join their prayer intentions with us, as we pray earnestly for everyone involved with our religious apostolate.

Our clinicians seek to bring the loving presence of Jesus Christ to their patients, to heal the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Our visits are NOT designed to be over as quickly as possible, rather, our clinicians have the time they need to accompany each patient in their suffering, seeking to treat the underlying cause and achieve a full and lasting cure. 

We're building a virtual Catholic Hospital

A problem worth solving

For 2000 years, Catholics have led the world in providing life-affirming medical care. Today, this is under attack.

  • Catholic hospitals are being sold to secular health systems, and those that remain open struggle to hire professionals that are trained and experienced in Catholic healthcare
  • Independent private practices struggle financially, especially in primary care, leading most Catholic clinicians to become employees of secular health systems, where they cannot practice with the full voice of their faith. 
  • The ability of Catholic doctors to practice medicine consistent with their faith is disappearing
  • Most Americans do not have access to specifically Catholic healthcare services, including but not limited to men’s and women’s fertility care, mental health care, end-of-life care, sexual health, adolescent medicine, addiction care, functional medicine, and more 
  • Catholic school nurses are funded and employed by local governments, bringing secular healthcare into our Catholic schools

Our Solution

MyCatholicDoctor is building an alternative for the millions of patients and their physicians who know there is a better way, a way consistent with the highest principles of our faith, a way that seeks not only to cure the sick with the best available medical care, but also to help the sick realize that their suffering is redemptive, and in their suffering they have come close to the Kingdom of God.  When the sick are cured, we help them understand that their healing is a gift from the Lord, for which we are grateful. 

Our hospital is virtual, accessible across the country, and integrated within the mainstream healthcare industry.

MyCatholicDoctor makes Catholic healthcare accessible throughout the United States by using telehealth, a referral network of faithful healthcare professionals, and a unique financial model that aims to accommodate different healthcare payment methods. We are committed to serving people of all faiths and creeds.

Just like a physical system, MyCatholicDoctor is a collaborative effort among multiple organizations: the MyCatholicDoctor Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit Foundation, and multiple provider groups, incorporated in various states. This corporate structure allows for necessary contracting with health insurance companies throughout the United States.

What does “build a hospital” really mean?

A hospital system typically has multiple functions and combines for-profit suppliers with not-for-profit management. The MyCatholicDoctor Foundation, as a virtual hospital, provides charitable and educational programs and clinical support services.

Luke 10:9: “cure the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’”

Your generous donation allows our patients to receive the healthcare they desperately need.

Please find our Case for Support below. Included in this brochure, you will find a complete breakdown of our mission, the services we provide, the programs we offer, our growth as an organization, and how we plan to expand our services for those we serve in the next 18 months.

Our Team and Key Roles
Kathleen Berchelmann, M.D.
Sr. Marysia Weber, R.S.M., D.O., M.A.
Anne Nolte, M.D.
David Wagner, MBA
Louis Brown, J.D.
Greg Berchelmann, M.S.
Faithful Healthcare Professionals
Partners and Resources