I was born and educated in Lublin, Poland, lived in England, West Africa, all over the US, and now in Tennessee. Pediatrician since 1971, lives with his wife on Signal Mountain. I have 2 daughters and 3 grandsons and one cat. I play tai-chi, tennis, and skiing at the tender age of 77. Last year I retired from private practice, now working on the process of writing your personal worldview (“My worldview, Dr.Tom’s method” on Kindle) and on the crisis of the human niche(see recent post). I m also involved in teaching Tai Chi to people in a wheelchair ( Dr. Guo’s applied Tai Ji project), and even wrote a book about that for children (“Dark Attic”).
Both my parents were doctors. At the Pediatric Institute of Lublin, I was taught by Professors Gebala and Gerkowicz, and my scientific mentor was Professor Tuszkiewicz. I learned about infectious diseases from Dr.Chris Harrison and about the private pediatric practice from Dr. Bob Miller.
My writing about pediatrics should be most useful for young pediatricians and family practice doctors. My reflections and “pearls” have nothing to do with Evidence-Based Medicine.
What I have to say is based on my experience and studies and it served well my patients, their parents, and me. I have thought of quite a few doctors and nurses and they also seem to like it.