By Neil Freedman, MD, FCCP’ Correspondence information about the author MD, FCCP Neil FreedmanEmail the author MD, FCCP Neil Freedman Department of Medicine, Northshore University Health System, Evanston, IL | February 2017Volume 151, Issue 2, Pages 255–257 | American College of Chest Physicians. Published by Elsevier Inc.
First let me start by saying that I truly enjoy practicing pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. I entered the field of medicine for all of the same reasons that most other individuals chose the profession: The ability to make a difference in the lives of others, intellectual curiosity, and lifelong learning. I have experienced the practice of medicine in several different clinical settings, including a brief career in academic medicine, 12 years in private practice, and currently as an employed physician.