Tag: doctor

  • Do You Want to Be a Doctor?

    Do You Want to Be a Doctor?

    “I want to be a doctor.  How do I do it?” As a teenager, I was very shy and very awkward.  Talking to strangers was a painful and anxiety-laden task, and I didn’t like to talk to strangers any longer than necessary.  So when a pediatrician asked me, at a routine office visit, if I…

  • Do Doctors Make Bank?

    Do Doctors Make Bank?

    Summer had finally emerged and we were sitting out on my front steps, enjoying the afternoon heat and watching some of the other kids play out on the street.  Some of the teenagers were casually tossing a football around, throwing it high and watching it bounce among the electrical wires, tree branches, and car windows…