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Where Have All the Doctor’s Gone?

by Valerie A. Jones, MD As my husband passed the milestone birthday of 40, he thought it would be a good idea to get a physical exam as it had been several years since he saw a physician. Easy task, right? We soon came to find that the landscape of health care had been changing… Continue reading Where Have All the Doctor’s Gone?

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Top Reasons why 40 is the Best Birthday

You are surrounded by the ones you love most.  Your kids are still little and think you are the best thing that’s ever happened to them, but not so little that they are still in diapers or keeping you up for round the clock feeds at night. You spent your entire life preparing for a… Continue reading Top Reasons why 40 is the Best Birthday

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The Reason Everyone is Retiring Early from Their Medical Career

There has been a disturbing shift in how medical professionals feel about their career.  I almost cringe every time I’m at a party or social gathering now and tell people I retired early from my medical practice. I try not to bring it up.  I don’t cringe out of fear for how they will perceive… Continue reading The Reason Everyone is Retiring Early from Their Medical Career

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The Financial Road to Early Retirement in my 30’s

While early retirement was not my goal when I embarked on my medical career, it was possible due to some key principles adopted early in my career. An unexpected health scare made me reevaluate my hectic and increasingly stressful life as an obstetrician. Financial independence (having “enough” without the need for a paycheck anymore) was… Continue reading The Financial Road to Early Retirement in my 30’s

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Is your “Grit” Keeping You in Your Medical Career?

A vivid memory stands out from my career. Driving home from the hospital at 3 AM, I reflected upon my most recent patient’s middle of the night delivery. It wasn’t an easy delivery, as they often aren’t. However, in the end we had a healthy mom and baby and the family couldn’t have been happier-… Continue reading Is your “Grit” Keeping You in Your Medical Career?