Somewhere between 2001 and 2004 (when I was a family medicine resident), I had the great fortune of rotating with Tom Okner and Stuart Cox at Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists. During that experience, I acquired a slim volume, Primary Care Otolaryngology, that immediately acquired a place of honor in my bookcase.
The authors included life advice and musings about science in the margins of various pages. This one stopped me in my tracks then and remains a guiding principle today.
In the spirit of Father’s Day, I thought that I’d share Dr. Fischer’s wisdom with other parents who are doctors. ✸
J. Gregory Staffel, et al. Primary Care Otolaryngology. Alexandria, VA: American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, 2000, p. 64