Tale of an Unlikely Pediatrician

by Paul Winick



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/09/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 382
ISBN : 9781728325804

About the Book

This is the story of an adolescent being pushed by his parents and grandmother into being a doctor. As he had no other plans for his life, other than being a baseball player for which he had no talent, he acquiesced. Even after finishing medical school, he felt like a failure. However, during his internship he developed a passion for pediatrics, as he bonded with a terminally ill eleven-year-old boy through their mutual love for baseball. Along the journey we meet a number of his patients, and learn their interesting stories. The book is also about forgiveness--how the adolescent, who thinks he caused his mother’s death because of an argument they had the night before her fatal stroke, struggles, before forgiving himself.

About the Author

Paul Winick MD practiced pediatrics for thirty years, and then taught on a part time basis at the University of Miami School of medicine for fifteen years. He currently holds the rank of full professor of pediatrics. He lives in Hollywood Florida with his wife Dorothy and near his two children and five grandchildren.