Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Terry Sinclair

On Oct. 23, 1986, Dr. Sinclair spearheaded the opening of the Free Medical Clinic in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church. Now, in our 35th year, help us honor the lasting legacy our co-founder, medical director, and Clinic namesake.

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On Oct. 23, 1986, Dr. Sinclair spearheaded the opening of the Free Medical Clinic in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church. Now, in our 35th year, help us honor the lasting legacy our co-founder, medical director, and Clinic namesake.

Dr. Terry Sinclair: A Legacy of Care

Link to the December 18, 2pm Celebration of Life livestream: https://youtu.be/QdksxhoEjbc

Dr. Terry Sinclair, MD, FACS, a general surgeon, joined the Winchester Medical Center staff in 1974 and eventually became vice president of medical affairs for the hospital’s corporate parent, Valley Health.

In 1985, a group of local social service agencies that assessed human services needs found that access to health care was a severe problem for many residents.

“There was a group of people in Winchester who heard about a free clinic, and they thought it needed to be done in Winchester as well,” Dr. Sinclair told the Winchester Star in 2017. “They asked if I would be willing to help find physicians, and I said, ‘Sure, I’d love to do that.’”

Dr. Terry Sinclair was one of the first physicians to join the clinic. He recruited other physicians, served as the President of the clinic's Board of Directors, and, for 30 years, was the clinic’s volunteer Medical Director. To honor Dr. Sinclair’s dedicated service, in September 2017, the clinic’s Board of Directors announced that they had voted to change its name to The Dr. Terry Sinclair Health Clinic, doing business as Sinclair Health Clinic.

Dr. Sinclair spent more than three decades balancing the duties of a devoted family man with the responsibilities of selflessly serving patients. He loved his community and found a unique joy in helping others live healthier, happier lives. Dr. Sinclair’s passing leaves a hole in our hearts. Today, we remember his good humor, his kind heart, and his never-ending quest to reach even more members of our increasingly diverse community.

Today, as we send our sympathies to his beloved wife Diane and his family, we recommit ourselves to build upon Dr. Sinclair’s legacy of service. And we ask you to join us. He would want that for us – for all of us.

Dr. Sinclar, Terry, thank you. Rest well, dear friend.