Thoughts On Being A Podiatrist
Thoughts on being a Podiatrist
We often reflect on our choices throughout our lifetime. From the small, seemingly insignificant choices like: Did I choose the right jeans for that top? Should I have given my child that ice cream at 10 pm? To life-changing questions like: Was choosing this city the right move for me? Should I have become a DJ in college rather than choose medicine? I am a reflector and often go back to decisions I have made to mull them over. Most recently, I’ve been reflecting on my career.
Being a physician can be a tough job sometimes. While it has many rewarding aspects, the stress and pressure that can follow making decisions regarding another person’s health and well-being can be overwhelming. With all the reflection I’ve been doing I’ve realized a few things. Nothing in the world compares to the joy that comes with helping someone gain back their quality of life. All those nights spent worrying and studying make those moments completely worth it. Being a podiatrist is one of the best jobs in the world because we get to see this in our practice daily. We get to help alleviate pain (usually while they are in our chair) get to know people from all walks of life, hear their life stories and help them develop a game plan to get back to doing the things they love to do. We develop a friendship with many of our patients, which is something most careers don’t allow. So, despite some of the more stressful aspects of our jobs, being a Podiatrist is overall, pretty stellar and I’m very grateful my path has lead me here.