He's got lots of patients–but she's the one with patience to spare! Dr. Tony O'Connor, chief of staff at St. Joseph's Hospital in Vancouver, has a short fuse these days. His mother is driving him crazy. His father, whom he hasn't seen in thirty-two years, is coming to visit with the woman he loves, and the members of Tony's family are taking sides. Not only that, Tony has just injured his ankle and gotten himself laid up in St. Joe's. Kate Lewis, the hospital's patient representative, is an expert at coping. Maybe she can help Tony out. Except that soon Tony and Kate are facing even more problems. Like what to do about the volatile feelings between them…and how to stop putting their own needs last.