|Burlington, NC, United States
|I am a 1977 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a 1984 graduate of University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Medicine. I trained in Internal Medicine which I did for 30 years, 8 years in the Army and 22 years in private practice in Burlington, NC. I have been involved in leadership at all levels to include as a senior executive physician leader in a hospital system. My passion is investing in, teaching, encouraging, and mentoring those coming behind me, our future healthcare providers and leaders. In 2014, I began writing monthly stories I called "Bugle Notes" (the title comes from my West Point days!) to the hospital medical staff I led as a way of helping to address the increasing problem of burnout among healthcare providers across this country. Medicine is hard work and is getting harder. The stories were written to remind physicians and other providers that what they do is important, what they do makes a difference every day, and what they do is still a privilege. We all need to be reminded that we are valued, appreciated, and cared for especially nurses and physicians.
|Team leader for Global Health Outreach for international medical missions, teaching and mentoring, fly fishing, fly tying, fly rod making, backpacking, reading, writing, ACC Basketball, SEC Football, Army Football