Reflecting Back, Looking Forward in Urology Practice

Raoul S. Concepcion, MD, FACS
Published: Saturday, Dec 30, 2017
Raoul S. Concepcion, MD, FACS

Raoul S. Concepcion, MD, FACS
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I had the opportunity to spend time with my immediate family in Ohio. My older brother, Bob, informed me that after more than 30 years of practicing general urology, the first few years with our father in Marion, he is closing down shop next spring. Never one to mince words, Bob said it was time to move on. He still enjoys the patient interaction and the challenges of surgery, but the everyday hassles of dealing with insurance companies, mounting regulatory hurdles, and—as we can all relate— hospital calls overshadow the joy of clinical medicine. Time for a new chapter, a new hobby, and to enjoy waking up in the morning, and not dreading engaging with electronic health records. His new outlook is: What can I learn today?
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