I was born and bred in New York, but graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1987, and then returned to New York, where I have practiced Family and Urgent Care Medicine for over 30 years. In the last three years, my dissatisfaction with the new “healthcare industry” has led me to reinvent myself. I have published two thrillers and a dystopian fiction, and I have just started a science fiction series which follows from the third novel.
Now that I know how to publish, and since I became certified as a coach with FIA International, I “coach” people through publishing their own book-babies. It’s really pretty easy, when you have a road map. I also coach physicians and others to actualize changing their mindset. That mostly entails shedding our previous limiting beliefs about what our lives “ought” to look like, and helps tremendously with burn-out as it opens the door to a fuller and more satisfying total life experience. I do still work very part-time in a clinical setting (but not for long).
My passion is writing fiction with a message. Whether to expose our increasing challenges of practicing good medical care or in thinking out issues for ourselves to avoid the pitfalls of extremism, my stories are hopefully a gentler way to become aware of societal problems from within the setting of suspense, intrigue, hope, and general entertainment.
I do public speaking on the evils of the current business model which is governing the field of medicine, and also on how our minds are manipulated by the breakdown of integrity found on nearly all levels of social and traditional media which purport to give us the “news.”
I love animals and nature, and apparently, I rescue cats.