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EDITORIAL: Geoprofessional, Heal Thyself. Please.

from GBA

From Nov. 25: You may know my good friend Sanford "Sandy" Clay. A physician specializing in internal medicine, Sandy began post-graduate life as a geoprofessional, and now he's the man I see once a year for a comprehensive physical. "Anything in particular you’re concerned about?" he asked last year. "You’re the professional," I said. "You know far more about these things than I do."

"If more client representatives had said that to me, I may never have left geoprofessional practice," Sandy said. We both laughed. "Now cough," he said. I stopped laughing.

Two weeks later, when Sandy started reviewing the report with me, I knew he still was true to his geoprofessional roots. "Let's see," he began. "You're a Caucasian male of European descent. You're five-foot-eleven inches tall, and you weigh 180 pounds. You've been in excellent health your whole life. You have no family history of anything much. Your mother was still going strong at 100. You're happily married. You and your wife have two kids, both out of college. You came in for your annual physical."

I looked at my watch. "Hey, Sandy. I…." He waved me off. Clearly, if I was going to learn about my health, I had to sit there and be quiet while he went through his report his way, meaningless datum by meaningless datum. more


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