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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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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?

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Top 10 Downsides to Early Retirement from Clinical Practice

Can there really be any downsides? Spoiler alert- I could only come up with 6, but they are legitimate and worth consideration. Last week I had fun reviewing the "Top 10 Things to Love about Early Retirement from Clinical Practice". However, I want to be transparent and not promote an insincere world of social media… Continue reading Top 10 Downsides to Early Retirement from Clinical Practice

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Top 10 Things to Love about Early Retirement from Clinical Practice

Maybe you are considering leaving your current job or making a change for good and retiring. While being a physician practicing clinical medicine was a wonderful career in many ways, there is indeed a life outside of medicine.   My reasons to leave clinical medicine  at 37 are complex, and it was not easy to… Continue reading Top 10 Things to Love about Early Retirement from Clinical Practice

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Why Physicians Make Big Financial Mistakes….and Should They be “Firing Their Financial Advisor”?

I am not a financial advisor, so please do not make any financial decisions based on anything I write. However, I am a physician who retired early after achieving financial independence and many readers have reached out to know more about this.  In the latter half of this article I also review a popular new… Continue reading Why Physicians Make Big Financial Mistakes….and Should They be “Firing Their Financial Advisor”?