This year marked a significant milestone…. I am now the same age (56) my father was when he retired back in 1991 after struggling with health issues. Fortunately, I’m healthy and I do not see an end in sight for my career. I’m moving into my 29th year of practice (32 as a physician) and I love what I do.
As yearly events mark the passage of time, I do get to reflect on my work and my choices…..and overall, I’m satisfied with my path…… It’s an interesting place in one’s career. In giving my staff impressions for the upcoming few years in the office, I made the point that I have an impressive group of contemporaries from Johns Hopkins that I compare myself with.
My class is a group of outstanding individuals…and they’ve accomplished a great deal. They are….. Head of Oncology at Johns Hopkins, Head of Scientific Research at Johns Hopkins Medical School, Head of Urology at Johns Hopkins, Dean of Medicine at University of Indiana, the Dean of Meharry Medical School….and these are just the ones that I can readily identify. I’m sure there are others who’ve accomplished as much, or more, and certainly the rest of well-known in their special area of expertise or in their locale. I, on the other hand, have pursued a more straightforward path, one of traditional practice, but I think we have created something special here in Scottsdale.
Myself, and the entire staff, are dedicated to the principles that were inculcated in me at Johns Hopkins….that of excellence and care. We were taught in training that: Excellence is not an act…it is a habit. You are what you do every day.
With this in mind, we strive, every day in this office, to be the best we can in providing personal attention and highest level medical care to those who seek our assistance and expertise.
With such accomplished medical brethren, I would feel satisfied with nothing less.
So it is, than in the coming years, you can expect us to maintain this excellence as we attempt to perfect our medical practice, to give each of you the attention in knowledge and service you have every right to expect from an outstanding physician and outstanding office.
It is an honor to serve you now…and in the coming years.
As my oldest patient, a 104 year old fellow, tells me….’you’re just getting started.’
All the best,