From the time I was very young, I always loved the sciences. As I started looking at careers in high school, I quickly realized that standing in front of test tubes was not what excited me; I wanted a career where I could interact with people as well as use my gift for the sciences. Medicine seemed the natural choice and hematology and oncology seemed the greatest challenge.
I enjoy becoming friends with patients and learning about their lives. Their courage is a constant inspiration to me. My life is always richer because of these relationships, however long they may be. I find intense satisfaction in making the correct diagnosis and choosing the best therapy to improve their health. Equally important is communication with them.
I have found one of my strengths is my ability to speak “patient”—to explain the medicine behind the patient’s problem in a language he or she can understand. When making major decisions, I prefer to include their family as well as my nurse coordinator in the discussion.
Outside of medicine, I’ve been inspired by the quote, “The intensity with which one pursues one’s vocation should equal the intensity with which one pursues one’s avocation.” As a consequence, I’m passionate about my hobbies as well. I love ranching and horses. This provides a great opportunity to spend quality time with my family.
I’ve traveled the world with my wife. I love new adventures with their sights, sounds, and cultures. I enjoy learning new languages as well and speak fluent German along with some Spanish and French and lately Italian. Late at night, when I’m not involved with any of the above activities, I enjoy classical piano and classical organ.
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