Grew up in Michigan, finished HS in MA, went to Harvard College, then to CWRU in Cleveland, spent my last Med. Sch. year in LA, then 3 years in Charleston SC in residency, and I'm still in my first job, 30 years at Lakeshore Clinic! Divorced and remarried, I have two sons 26 and 24 and two stepkids, 19 and 14, and a wonderful wife. We're healthcare policy junkies. I flyfish, hike, camp, especially with the Boy Scouts, read a lot, love classical music and jazz. Ann and I love to travel as well. I love kids, and almost chose pediatrics. Newborn care is the best! Family medicine is the most intellectually challenging, most difficult specialty, and always keeps me thinking, studying, changing, keeping up, and trying out new things. Never a dull moment.
I'm passionate about improving the health care system, and I'm totally frustrated and disgusted that US public health stats are so poor, and our care is so expensive for what we get. My whole career has been a slow decline for primary care, and the nation is suffering from the current payment system, which drives everything. Change is in the air, and the next few years should be an improvement!