The best doctor I can be is one that is patient

Many healers, teachers and parents have them.

At one point, I did, too. I had delusions. I thought I was a hero, a rescuer clad in a shiny white coat and wielding the sword of clinical wisdom.

I look back on those days with nostalgia and regret. I wish they’d lasted a little longer — my belief in my own medical grandeur and invincibility.

My most memorable patient changed that for me.

I remember how …

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