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The Chronicles of a Traveling Doctor 1

I like to be free. I like to travel to new places I’ve never been before. I like to make real connections with patients.

So I got a job as a Locum tenens traveling physician since mid December 2015. The company provides me with a nice rental car and gasoline money and hotel accommodations on the way. With my California medical license, I’ve been driving all over Northern California in the past month visiting 8 patients a day in their homes spending 1-1.5hr with each of them. I’ve made meaningful connections with people.

I noticed everyone likes to be touched and cared for by a doctor who takes the time to listen and answer questions thoroughly. I’ve been to homes of people who live like a king in a mansion and to trailers and crummy senior assisted living facilities. I noticed it’s really sad to be poor and unhealthy when you are old.

It keeps me motivated to think big now and strive to keep working on my business so I can have the financial freedom and security from now on. It also motivates me to keep practicing yoga everyday to maintain strength and flexibility and keep the fat off.

Everyday, I’ve been trying new food at local restaurants. It’s nice to be able to explore the world wearing a white coat and stethoscope.

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Jinhee Park MD

Integrative Medicine Physician, Physician Entrepreneur, Creator of Community College Pre-Med Guide, LLC.

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