My dad’s surgery helped bring me back to the art of medicine
In the midst of seeing a patient, I got a call from another physician, my dad’s new cardiologist.
“Looks like he is going to need CABG (open heart surgery) since he has four major blockages.”
I was expecting this call, and this result, based on his history of diabetes and at least one month of chest pain. It was still shocking to hear. I walked back into the exam to continue the …