What made you decide to go into pediatrics? I was born and raised in Kenya. Both my parents were in healthcare. My father was a physician and my mother is a nurse. Growing up, I really admired the way my parents cared for their patients and the impact they had on the lives of others. […]
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What’s your background? What made you decide to become a pediatrician? I remember making the decision to go into medicine when I was 11. I spent most of that summer in the ICU waiting room hoping that my father would recover from a cerebellar hemangioblastoma. I realized then the power that a physician has to […]
What is your background and why did you decide to go into pediatrics? I grew up in Delaware, Ohio (outside of Columbus, Ohio), the son of a family practice doctor and two Peace Corps volunteers. My dad was part of a physician-owned multi-specialty group and I was exposed to the business side of medicine at […]
Linda Thompson, MD and John Tobin, MD are retiring this summer after nearly 40 years as pediatricians at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) where they’ve cared for underserved children and taught physicians who care for them. They have trained more physicians and medical professionals in primary care pediatrics than perhaps anyone else in Minnesota through […]
Tell us a little about yourself. Where did you complete your training? I joined St. Cloud Women and Children’s Clinic right after residency 18 years ago. About a year and half later, we joined CentraCare Clinic and I was the 12th member of what has now become a 20-person group of pediatric providers. I attended […]