Starting out in my practice what I wanted
to do was very comprehensive care. Not only in the various aspects of medicine,
but also in the patient range. One of the major draws for me to do family
medicine is that I’m able to take care of the full range of life–anywhere from newborn
to the elderly. It really brings me a lot of joy when I not
only get one patient in the room, but I get the whole family in the room. It’s a lot of fun to see people progress through
life and to be there every step of the way for them, especially when it comes to medicine. But I’ve often found that it’s not just the
medicine that they share with me during the patient visit. A lot of times they’re sharing family events,
they’re sharing photos and they’re sharing milestones. All of that really brings a lot of pleasure
to the job that I do.