Well I am officially an old man now. Turned 30 again (for the 15th time). Closer to AARP than LXA. Just seemed like yesterday I was 30, oops I mean 40. So what has happened in the past 5 years?
I opened up my own practice-which has been awesome. My wife had a baby--sounds better than I fathered a child--that sounds ridiculous. I helped open up a pediatric urgent care clinic. My hair is longer. I learned to snowboard. I am stronger now than I have ever been. (that is just a reflection on how little I cared when I was a teenager). Drinking better beer. Started drinking some wine this year.
What to expect in the next 5 years. Trying to become a more patient dad--wow, that will be the hardest. Continuing to become a better husband and a better physician. My goal for my practice is in the next 5 years that all communication with my patients will be whatever is easiest for you. text, email, IM, etc. I expect that in 5 years that I will be doing more and more house calls. Why physicans got away from this I am not sure. This is a daunting task, but something I think is important to do.
Thank all of you for being part of my life over the last 5 years, (and many alot longer). I am very fortunate to be a physician and to take care of your children.