My dad's a cardiologist. Told me to do anything but primary care. Of course, I chose FP.hookaman said:For those with a parent that is a physician: Just wondering how their specialty impacted the specialty you chose or are choosing. Also what kind of advice did they give you about choosing specialties?
tridoc13 said:My dad's a cardiologist. Told me to do anything but primary care. Of course, I chose FP.
That's exactly the issue with my dad. He's older (83 this year) and also enjoyed the "golden age" of medicine. He retired just as insurance/HMO issues started to chip away at the physician's autonomy and salary and wanted anything but primary care for me. Can't deny where your heart leads you, though, and I never got into it for the money. Got no family to feed except two dogs and a cat (he had six kids!) so I'm free to enjoy the wonderfully broad and interesting ranges of ages, illnesses and personalities that FP brings my way. Couldn't be happier at the moment, and now my father sees that and is very happy that I chose the path that I did. Glad I listened to my heart.jocg27 said:
Neither of my parents are physicians. My grandfather was a pediatrician. He loved it, but was very much a product of the 'golden age' of medicine, and felt the profession changed so much towards the end of his career that he has tried to steer me away from primary care.
I'm still leaning towards peds.