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Retirement is like playing Tetris

After four decades in medicine, I retired from the active practice of primary care 15 months ago.  I still get asked at least once a day: “Well, how’s retirement treating you?” My usual reply is that it is a learning process. A more accurate response would be that it is like playing Tetris, but with pieces that change shape and rotate unpredictably as they fall.

(For those not of a certain age, here is Tetris:

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Curriculum vitae

This will become a page with my CV when I finish it.

Basic info:

 

Education:

Dartmouth College, BA 1969, German major. Foreign Study in Freiburg, Germany.

Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, July 1971 - June 1972.

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, MD 1974

 

Training:

Family Medicine residency training at the University of Wisconsin Family Practice Department from July 1974 through June 1977.

About me

I am a family physician, now retired from active practice after almost forty years of loving primary care. I am happily married for nearly 4 decades. I have two fantastic grown children with interesting lives - who live too far away - and three of the neatest grandchildren in the world. 

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