Family medicine. My career choice.

I love stories.  I always have.  My parents instilled in me a desire to do my personal best, be self-sufficient (read that: financially independent) and to explore my passions.    I chose Northwestern University in Chicago (2000 miles from my hometown) to make my own way.  I challenged myself educationally and honed my skills.  Psychology was a great major as I love human behavior.  I enjoyed art history, architecture, and women’s studies – an advantage of a great liberal arts school.

 When I entered medical school I considered psychiatry and found the mental pathology was more than I desired.  I was primed to be an obstetrician until I realized that I’d  hand over the newborns to another physician at birth.  Family medicine allows me the breadth of medicine—to care for everyone– with the interrelationships and connections that I enjoy.

 I taught medical resident physicians for 12 years but recently I yearned for more patient contact.  During my new patient visit, I get to know them by discussing their past medical and social history so that  I truly know who my patient is and how I can help. 

This is the life I was to lead.  What a privilege and a joy it is to have passion for the entirely of my job.

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About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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