34 years of care, skill, and judgement I view as a gift I provide to those I am honored to serve.
I have been blessed with a wonderful caring staff, and a cadre of caring patients with whom I am honored to serve. We have our ups and downs, as with any profession that serves the public, some patients can be emotionally challenging, while others that you just wish your schedule could be filled with daily. In the end when your day concludes, be able to say, I did my best with my God-given talents and carry no regrets. Each less than "perfect outcome" is a learning experience and not an opportunity to feed on your insecurities. Hold yourself as a child of God, treasure the important "things in your life", your family, your spiritual faith, hug your children no matter how old they are.
Please remember in this culture of "I'm entitled", your patients are not entitled to demand your availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Always remember we are all travelers on this path called life and that we can't control fate that occurs in the outside world. "In your world", your office, your are entitled to be in control. Do it your way. don't second guess yourself, and leave to cherish the truly important matters in life.