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Stories and Insights from Our Community



Member Stories

Clinicians Helping Clinicians

Inspiration in Every Room

"I am struck with the gap in our knowledge and in our training for actually caring for patients” — Chris Rumery, MD Our purpose as a clinician community is clear and present in every member story...
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Unexpected Rewards

“I like to remember something really positive that’s happened on a shift, even the smallest things remind me of why I went into medicine."— Bob Czincila, DO Because of our members, The Clinician...
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Tune Into What Matters Most

For Ed Paul, MD, practicing and teaching medicine isn’t a job. It’s not even a career — it is a calling. Sir William Osler said, “We must promote compassion, courage, and wisdom among our...
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In Good Hands

“You’re in good hands.” It’s a phrase often associated with patient care. We all want to be assured that we are being taken care of by the best possible person for the job. Paddy Barrett, MD,...
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Without Compromise

"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” — Victor Frankl Phil Yphantides, MD, or “Dr. Phil” as patients often call him, shows us just how potent...
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Learning As We Go

"We have to know what we're doing, but also care about what we are doing.” — Christopher Rokes, MD For this Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, a physician’s technical skills matter greatly. But...
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A Fracture of Inconvenience

To be a doctor means you have to touch the patient -- no matter what. That’s what we do. Even if what we are looking at is dirty, ugly, gory or just plain benign looking, it is what we do...or...
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Close To The Heart

"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire." — Ferdinand Foch Spend a few minutes with Wendy Woods-Swafford MD., M.P.H., and you quickly sense just how deep her commitment runs...
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Finding Greatness in his Profession - One Patient at a Time

One of the first things Nick Fustino, MD, said to us was, “The first time I heard the term ‘patient satisfaction,’ I thought wait a minute…I have to cure cancer and make patients happy while I do...
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