brand logo

Profiles of family physicians, in their own words.

Fam Pract Manag. 2009;16(1):28

34 years in practice

Family Practice and Preventive Medicine

Fort Bragg, Calif.

Solo practice

Why did you choose family medicine?

Because I couldn’t see not using everything I learned in medical school.

What makes your practice distinctive?

I focus on wellness.

What have you done to keep your work interesting?

I developed a program called HealthTrends that keeps my patients healthy and out of the hospital. (See https://www.aafp.org/fpm/990400fm/33.html.)

What is the best practice management decision you have made?

To learn everything about my business so I can work for my office manager when she goes on vacation or maternity leave.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

Ride my road bike, mountain bike or dirt bike, or play racquetball. I just finished building a garden.

What would your patients or colleagues be surprised to learn about you?

My “Practice Diary” column, which I wrote for FPM for nearly seven years, was recently translated into Chinese.

Continue Reading


More in FPM

Copyright © 2009 by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

This content is owned by the AAFP. A person viewing it online may make one printout of the material and may use that printout only for his or her personal, non-commercial reference. This material may not otherwise be downloaded, copied, printed, stored, transmitted or reproduced in any medium, whether now known or later invented, except as authorized in writing by the AAFP.  See https://www.aafp.org/about/this-site/permissions.html for copyright questions and/or permission requests.