For the finest physicians and surgeons, medicine is not a profession, but a calling. For me, being a physician is just who I am, not what I do. The intense satisfaction of serving my patients in this manner is simply irreplaceable. I am therefore returning to medical practice after a two year leave. This time, however, I’m going to take it slow, keep it small, enjoy it more, and care for my patients in a way that keeps us all in good health for many years to come. It’s a thrill to be back, and I greatly look forward to seeing you soon.