A Smile Can Change Everything

Recently, a mutual friend introduced me to Dr. Rich Castellano, the smile doctor. That chance encounter has changed my life for the better. Within minutes of speaking to Dr. Castellano on the phone, I could tell why he is called the smile doctor. I could not see his face, but I could “hear” and “feel” … Read more

How I Became a Gold Medalist

Getting accolades for your hard work, whether it was a successfully completed difficult surgery, a beautifully weeded flower bed or writing a best-selling book is very honoring. Last month two atta boys came my way. I was honored to receive two gold medals from the North American Book Awards. My third book, The Doctors Guide … Read more

Smart Career Alternatives for Radiologists

(A  few weeks ago Jeffrey T. Wade, M.D contacted me after reading my book, The Doctors Guide to Smart Career Alternatives and Retirement. He thanked me for writing the book and told me that he found the book both informative and enjoyable. He also felt many of my career alternative examples were not directed at radiologists … Read more

Don’t Buy a House When You Get a Job

It’s that time of year again. Over 30,000 medical residents are about to finish their training and start their first job. Many of them will make some big financial mistakes during their first year that will haunt them for years to come. I wrote The Doctors Guide to Starting Your Practice Right to help new … Read more

Get More Done and Have More Free Time

I just finished reading a great book, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. This book taught me many things about myself and how I use my time. I think all doctors would benefit from what I learned. According to Cal, almost everything we do can be placed into … Read more

What Legacy Will You Leave?

We recently laid to rest my uncle, Bud Cochran. He was the last remaining sibling of my grandmother’s generation. He and my grandmother, Virginia, both passed away in 2016 and were the last of Andrew Jackson Cochran’s thirteen children. My great-grandfather was born in 1873 and his last child died in 2016, a span of … Read more