I had a few minutes so I thought I’d try and collect some of the many pictures taken at my last job that capture the spirit of learning combined with the fun and joy of eating together like a family.
At least a couple of times a month, we would hold pot lucks at our clinic while we did our Friday afternoon outpatient noon conference. They often a had a theme such as “Pi day”where we all made/bought some form of a pie.
The work we did in that clinic was often quite difficult but small events like these really made the work and learning process so wonderful!
Lot’s of great memories and I miss all of you!
Health insurance is an extremely high priority issue for most Americans. It is the sensible thing to attain, whether it is to ensure wellness or treat illness that might otherwise derail a lifetime of hard work. But my family member’s reward for obtaining health insurance wasn’t good health but rather a glut of potentially wasteful and dangerous medical care. As we continue to expand health insurance in an attempt to cover all Americans and provide them access to care, we have to continue efforts towards curtailing health care that is not evidence based, wasteful and only serves to fulfill the American dream of providers and drug companies while taking advantage of hard working naive citizens.
It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been busy and life has been changing.
For one, we had our third baby! She’s beautiful and certainly takes up a significant amount of our time (disproportionately at night!)
I’m also moving. After a lifetime of calling myself a New Yorker, we’re packing up and moving to Dallas, Texas.
I will always be a New Yorker and the emotions regarding this change are far too complex to discuss on this post.
But with this move ends a tremendous chapter of my medical life. Much of my posts on this blog were based on stories and experiences from these past 5 years.
We go into medicine because of the patients. The patients and their stories will always be the crux of my life in medicine. They will always inspire me to write and keep practicing medicine.
But these past 5 years have been about more than patients. I also took care of a different group of people. I got to be a caretaker of some pretty incredible internal medicine and med-peds residents.
They inspired me, taught me, challenged me, tested me, made me laugh but most importantly made me proud to be a medical educator.
As doctors we love making patients better. As medical educators we love making patients better and making doctors better. It’s an incredibly fun and gratifying career path.
So with that, a sincere thank you and good bye to my trainees past and present. I hope your interactions with me were as meaningful to you as it was for me. I can’t wait for our paths to cross again as professional colleagues.
To my new patients, I can’ t wait to meet you all and take care of you
To my new trainees, I can’t wait to meet you all!. Let’s get to work to make healthcare better and change medicine!