Kern Institute Grand Rounds
Compassionate Caring: One Physician's Journey from Water Therapy to Green Hair
David Margolis, MD
In medicine, caring and compassion can be expressed in many ways. As a resident, Dr. Margolis was exposed to the concept of “letting kids be kids” by one of his mentors who carried a squirt gun with him on rounds. This simple act of caring showed him that there are so many ways for a physician to incorporate compassionate care as a fabric of practicing medicine. Dr. Dave will share examples of how he has utilized his interests and network to “let kids be kids” and provide insight from the point of view of patients and families on why caring and compassion matter.