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Banish the Restrictive Covenant!

Banish the Restrictive Covenant! ISSUES IN DERMATOLOGY SECTION EDITOR: KENNETH A. ARNDT, MD Philip M. Catalano, MD ver three decades ago, I left academic life and sought a place to practice dermatology privately. I found what I thought was a pleasant community in which I could live happily with my family. It was unnerving to me, however, when a well-established O internist in that community (who had little to lose economically by my presence there) warned me that I would “starve to death.” It was sobering to hear his remark and particularly so for one with a spouse and infant for whom a keen sense of responsibility was felt. Nevertheless, I took a deep breath and jumped in! Fortunately I was welcomed and treated kindly by the lay and medical communities, including the cautioning internist. After a few years, I realized that the com- business” practices, but I am convinced munity was growing to the point that an- that they are surely good professional ones. other dermatologist was needed. It was my Over the last 3 decades, I have watched great good fortune to have been able to new physicians come into our commu- convince David D. Fulghum, MD, to join nity, in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Dermatology American Medical Association

Banish the Restrictive Covenant!

JAMA Dermatology , Volume 136 (7) – Jul 1, 2000

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6068
eISSN
2168-6084
DOI
10.1001/archderm.136.7.833
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Abstract

ISSUES IN DERMATOLOGY SECTION EDITOR: KENNETH A. ARNDT, MD Philip M. Catalano, MD ver three decades ago, I left academic life and sought a place to practice dermatology privately. I found what I thought was a pleasant community in which I could live happily with my family. It was unnerving to me, however, when a well-established O internist in that community (who had little to lose economically by my presence there) warned me that I would “starve to death.” It was sobering to hear his remark and particularly so for one with a spouse and infant for whom a keen sense of responsibility was felt. Nevertheless, I took a deep breath and jumped in! Fortunately I was welcomed and treated kindly by the lay and medical communities, including the cautioning internist. After a few years, I realized that the com- business” practices, but I am convinced munity was growing to the point that an- that they are surely good professional ones. other dermatologist was needed. It was my Over the last 3 decades, I have watched great good fortune to have been able to new physicians come into our commu- convince David D. Fulghum, MD, to join nity, in

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JAMA DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 2000

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