I am a family physician, now retired from active practice after four decades of doing and loving primary care. I am happily married for more than five decades. I have two fantastic grown children with interesting lives - who live too far away - and three of the neatest grandchildren in the world.
I live in Maine, where I worked in the Central Maine Medical Center Emergency Room and Outpatient Clinic for about a year before I co-founded (with my dear friend and colleague Ned Claxton, MD) Family Health Associates in 1978, retiring from practice as of December 31, 2015.
I was born in North Carolina and spent my pre-school years in Queens, but grew up in Westchester County, NY. I attended Dartmouth College, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and then did my family practice residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals (St. Mary’s) in Madison, Wisconsin.
My medical interests include human cognition and decision making, collaborative practice and patient autonomy, computers and medical informatics, public health (including pandemics) and sports medicine. I did OB as part of my practice for almost long enough for babies I ushered into the world to start having children of their own. (And I delivered one of my own children. Actually, my wife delivered him and I merely caught him.) I have been active in the Society for Participatory Medicine and have served on their Board.
My outdoor non-medical interests include hiking, Nordic skiing, running, snowshoeing, canoeing, and photography. (Visit my online photos.)
My indoor non-medical interests include genealogy, folk guitar, systems, photography, wood working, writing, reading, theater.
And, as you might imagine, there simply isn’t enough time!