Hi there. I’m Dr. Sam.
I’m one of a nearly extinct species. Specifically, I’m a family physician. I’m board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and have been in practice in one form or another for about a decade.
When I started this website, I was in practice on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The picture at the header of the website is from the beach at Bay St. Louis, MS.
Although I love Mississippi and will always consider it home, I’m married to a amazing woman who has brought many wonderful things into my life, amongst which is an itch to get out and see the world. So, we are no longer in Mississippi. In February 2011, we put our house on the market and moved to an itsy-bitsy tropical island in the middle of the South Pacific.
Our new home is very charming and very much a third world undeveloped country. We like it. Not too surprisingly, in a lot of ways, it reminds us of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, particularly in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
The practice of medicine here is quite different than in the U.S. There is much less bureacracy, far fewer headaches with insurance etc., a lot more disease related to parasites, poor sanitation, etc. There is also a whole heck of a lot less in the way of medical resources. There are a couple of old x-ray machines in the entire country. There is no CT scanner. There is no MRI. There are very few specialists or ancillary care providers. In a lot of ways, it reminds me of my previous career prior to going to medical school, when I was in practice as a veterinarian.
p.s. Anyone wanna buy a really nice house at an incredibly good price? Just shoot me an email! (firstname.lastname@example.org).