Earl R. Washburn
Dr. Washburn and his colleagues at El Dorado Pediatric Medical Group have recently partnered with Marshall Hospital in Placerville to form Marshall Center for Primary Care Pediatrics. Marshall was facing a loss of two thirds of its staff pediatricians and needed to stabilize pediatric care in its community. The pediatricians were facing an increasingly hostile business environment, which threatened their continued practice in the Placerville area. This new venture helps set the stage for quality pediatric care in Marshall's area of influence for years to come. In a related matter, the new MCPC Pediatrics will be hiring Nicole Shorrock, MD (Class of 2000) when she finishes her residency at Univ. of Colorado this summer.
10 years of small town (2000 people) family practice; 10 years of trauma center emergency medicine, and now to business: bought partial shares in an urgent care clinic and started new urgent care clinic in Medford, OR. "What a long, strange trip it has been." Wouldn't change one minute of it!
I have retired from the practice of medicine in February of 2002 at the age of 60. Becky (Wife) and I are full time travelers with a 20 foot trailer, SUV, kayaks, bicycles, golf clubs and fishing poles. The summer found us touring Colorado for 3 weeks. Then after selling our house in Las Vegas in 2 hours, we put our furniture in storage and left for Montana, Canada, Washington, Oregon and other parts northwest for 2 months. After a short return visit to Las Vegas to say further good-byes, we departed for the southeast states of Florida, Georgia, etc. We are currently in the Florida Keys for the month of January and then start heading north again. We will spend 3 more months in this part of the country and then return to Las Vegas in April to visit friends and family. May 1st we will depart for Ireland and have rented a house for 6 months. We will return in October and will decide then what further plans to make. We will tour the southwest, and also plan on trips to Alaska, eastern U.S., Nova Scotia next summer (2004). Retirement is great and I highly recommend it to all. We have a cell phone 702-375-4117 and e-mail address is RBWageman@msn.com. Life is Grand. We are in the Florida Keys. Here is a picture of the sunset, taken from our kayaks on the Atlantic Ocean. Long Key, Florida.
In the spring, I was appointed the chairman of a telemedicine task force responsible for developing and implementing a plan for the Danville VA site. So far we have developed our plan and have begun implementation by making our EKG's available online. We are working on nuclear scans at the moment and have plans for everything from x-rays to endoscopy photographs over the next few months. This summer I became associate director of our residency program, responsible for the management of the Danville VA site. Both of these new responsibilities have been enjoyable challenges. I continue to provide the same teaching and patient management, both inpatient and outpatient as I have all along.
I have been the Associate Program Director at the Family Practice Residency, Sutter Medical Center, Santa Rosa since October of 2000. As part of this position I'm in charge of the selection committee. This is a half time position which I combine with half time in my 7 person FP private practice group. We're still managing to hang on in this tenuous managed care environment. I took some time off this summer to Guide a group of Boy Scouts on a rafting trip on the Rogue River. I discovered Boy Scouts may have green shirts and hats but they don't eat anything that's green. I've also been getting involved with a local community theater group – I'm currently waiting to hear if I'll get a role as a stripper in Gypsy. I'd love to hear from other people in our class.
Our family's most exciting news is that our son, Kyle, has started his career in medicine as a member of the UC Davis School of Medicine Class of 2006.
I had a great summer…first I rode 27 miles on a mountain bike at Elephant Rock, south of Denver, along with about 7000 in June. Then I did trail maintenance at 13,500' on Quandry, and later climbed Hanging Lake trail in Glenwood Canyon with 2 14teeners in July, and did the "Moonlight Classic" ride which starts at Midnight in downtown Denver. This was 20 miles with 5000 friends. Due to two friends' need for tire repairs, I didn't get home until sun-up. We are renaming it the "FLAT Tire Classic." In my spare time, I continue to do medical case management,
about 2 1/2 days a week as usual. Kids are all well also!
Just like Medicine – golf has good news and bad news. I played golf in N. Ireland 9 glorious days with my son Casey and got a hole in one at Ballyliffin. The bad news – all that walking gave me a Morton's neuroma!
My book, "Philosophy Thinly Clothed" (Cadmus Editions) will be out in January, 2003. Galleys for review available soon. The book is a collection of contemporary moral tales and allegories, clothed as 42 entertaining, provocative short stories. More info is on the Cadmus Editions website.
Jay H. Chappell
Survived post-graduate training with psyche (mostly) intact. Married programmer-analyst (Marilyn) and co-created 3 children. Settled in Eugene eleven years ago on 75 acres of woods, pasture and ponds. Populated pasture with petting-zoo and honey-bees. Managing partner of Oregon Cardiology P.C. Still playing softball and frequenting playing fields of our children. Still enjoy medicine, but would love someone to take my call!
Hello class of 1984 – in 2 years it will be our 20th!!! So please start to plan to join the reunion – probably the first weekend in June 2004!! I have already heard from among others, Rob and Becky McLain and they are making plans to come. Life here in Davis is much the same, but more tiring with my 4 year old twins Josh and Kate.
Jeffrey T. Clark
We are devastated by this news … Jeffrey T. Clarke, 46, died on Nov. 16, 2002, at the Teller Farm Open Space Trail in Boulder County, Colorado. He was born on June 18, 1956 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and received his medical degree from UC Davis in 1984. He was employed as a physician in family practice at the Coal Creek Family Medicine in Louisville, Colorado. Contributions can be made to the Clarke Children Education Fund, 90 Health Park Drive, Suite 290, Louisville, CO 80027 or Clinica Campesina, 1345 Plaza Court North 1A, Lafayette, CO 80026.
I'm still an internist at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco. I've been happily married for 7 years now. My wife Pauline and I have two great little kids, our daughter Avalon (4 yrs old) and son James (1 yr old). We recently sold our house in San Francisco and are house hunting in the Marin County area (to live in a more suburban environment). Hope everyone is doing well.
My family continues to grow, with a third lovely daughter born last December. Juliet joins her older sisters Leah and Natalie. Ward and I continue in our careers in clinical research in Adult Sickle Cell disease and Pediatric Oncology, respectively. Look for my new book this year "The Children's Hospital Oakland Handbook of Hematology/Oncology!" I look forward to a wonderful reunion in the near future.
Haven't changed careers yet, but planning to expand my coffee farm to include other tropical fruits. My daughter is now 7 years old and wants to go to the local House of Ramps everyday to skateboard. Well at least it will help her surfing. She really got into ice skating while I was at the winter Olympics, but we have to fly 250 miles to find an ice rink. Building one in Hilo is out of the question. I was the only doc from Hawaii working at the Olympics apparently. I guess I'm famous now?! Hasn't affected my income. I tell people "I'm not a doctor – but I play one on TV." Fishing for trout was better in Yosemite this year than Kauai.
Our son Connor Richard Osborne was born 9/1/02. He was a month premature, weighed in at 4 pounds 10 ounces, but is doing great and came home with me from the hospital yesterday.
I am still in San Francisco. I work for the pulmonary division at UCSF on the San Francisco General Hospital campus in a primarily research based position (80% research, 20% pulmonary/ICU attending) and am currently funded through the NIH KO8 award. I have also recently assumed the position of Director of High Risk Asthma Clinic at the San Francisco General Hospital. The family (husband David, children Zachary and Charis) is doing great.
My husband, Jeff Willick, was killed by an out-of-control car while he was sitting in Starbucks on Father's Day, June 18, 2000. I was expecting our 3rd child. He was a physics professor at Stanford. Since then I have continued to work half time at Stanford Family Practice Group. My parents retired to come help me. I have 3 beautiful children: Jason turned 9 in August, Emily is 6 and Julia turned 2 in September. We are devastated but also doing as well as possible.
Just married and back from honeymooning in Paris. Still splitting time between private practice in San Francisco and health policy work. Next life goal: finish Thank You notes.
I finished my pediatric emergency medicine fellowship June 2002. Took a position as a pediatric emergency medicine attending at Children's Hospital of Central California in Fresno, CA. Had a baby boy Quinn on April 12, 2002.
Wendy Y. Chang
The big news for me this year is that I am in the process of getting divorced, to be finalized at the end of the year. My daughters are now 8 and 6 years old. We have started a new life in Los Angeles, where I am doing my second year of fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UCLA.
I have finally settled down at a family practice in Hayward (Hayward Family Care) and have moved into the house I grew up in Berkeley.
Bill & I were blessed with the birth of another daughter, Emily Marie, on May 11, 2002. Big sister Abby (3 years old now) is very proud. I started back to work from my maternity leave at the same practice in Winters with Sutter West Medical Group, and Bill's still the stay-at-home dad. Hope my classmates are all doing well!
Quit working in the ER last spring. Went to Turkey and visited the Asklepion of Galen. Now working mostly with teenagers in the East Bay. Life is good.
I am living a crazy and wonderful life in Elk Grove, California. My son Miguel is 1.5 going on 21. Hubby Mike is a professor of education in CSU. I work 4 days a week with no nights, no call and no weekends, thank goodness. Hope all my classmates are enjoying good health, stable finances and loving families. Gossip on other classmates: Susan Gaeta, who was one of our class 97 presidents, is doing a critical medicine fellowship on the east coast. Suzanne Montoya is working at Kaiser in Fair Oaks. She recently bought a luxurious home in Natomas. She still drives that Infinity! Catherine Lim delivered a baby girl Stephanie in June. Kim Carter finished several years of work in Alaska this summer. She worked in Kenya this summer and is now in New York City! She's a jetsetter. Patty Satterfield is working in Folsom and apparently lives in the foothills. One note in memoriam: Doug Larson, a fellow class of 97 student who left after first year, succumbed to cancer last year. He was Mr. "I'm passing stones" in Dr. Walsh's endocrinology class skits. He is survived by his wife and two children from his first marriage. We will miss him!
Having finished my ortho residency in Hawaii, I am now doing a fellowship in sports medicine in LA. Jessica and I have a beautiful 2-year-old boy named Christopher.
I am living in Olema with my partner Stephanie and daughter Sage, still practicing emergency medicine in Berkeley. Would love to hear from old friends email@example.com
Juan A. Silva
Greetings Classmates. I finally have a beautiful daughter, Leah Marie, after having three consecutive boys, Jonathan, David and Miguel. I have also ventured in the arena of private practice. With the help of my partner, we have opened a wellness health center in the underserved area of Northeast Los Angeles, a few blocks away from where I grew up. Wish me luck in my new practice and my soon to be 5th child. Hope to hear from you guys and gals, and blessings to all.
David & Jennifer Oliver
Our big excitement is the birth of our first child, Eliana Adair Oliver, on 9 Nov 02 at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital in San Diego. After a couple months baby leave, Jennifer continues working on anti-sense drug research as a medical monitor at Isis Pharmaceutical. David continues working as a medical officer for the Marine Corps amphibious vehicle battalion at Camp Pendleton and abroad. He was selected for psychiatry internship at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, to start this Summer if current affairs allow it.
I survived internship at Stanford, celebrated my first wedding anniversary, and am adjusting to the weather in Palo Alto. Otherwise not much new to report! Cheers.