Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
Eons ago, when I was in elementary school, my father brought home a series of books by Tom Dooley, M.D. He traveled to Asia, e.g. Vietnam, Laos, etc. and organized teams of mostly Americans to treat these under-served people in primitive surroundings and on a shoestring budget. I read these in the late 60's and he served for quite a few years. I was fascinated by these books. He was a visionary and altruistic person that impressed me into serving others. Also, my mother was constantly volunteering at our church and school and she led by example. Serving others either in a paid or volunteer capacity is important to me.
What I want my patients to know about me:
I have many interests with never enough time for them. I have traveled some and wish to do more. I care about them, pray for them, and have walked in their shoes. I know the good, the bad and the ugly of life's circumstances. God has blessed me with the good, the bad, and the ugly. I hope to return to school for an advanced degree in psychiatry.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
SUDOKU! Home and yard maintenance--which is in the deficit, sewing reusable menstrual pads for third world countries and Barbie and doll clothes for my granddaughters.
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