CDA Essentials 2017 • Volume 3 • Issue 4

I ssues and P eople distinguish you as a professional: the respect of the public, the respect of your patients, the respect of your colleagues. It’s a bit of a tougher fight these days to find that balance between what’s good for the public and what’s good for the profession. If you could give advice to your younger self, what would you say? When you’re starting out in a profession, you feel you’re a little bit under the gun. You’re working hard to build a successful practice. But along the way it’s very easy to miss some of the little things that make life meaningful; a kid’s hockey tournament or a family function. I probably could have afforded a little bit more time out to do things that were important personally. What is your idea of happiness? That’s easy. A happy healthy family. Kids and grandchildren. Being with friends and family that you love. What book are you currently reading? History’s People by Margaret MacMillan. I swing back and forth between good fiction and history. What do you appreciate most in your friends? I like people you can count on to be who they are at all times. I want them to be the same whether they’re talking to me, a patient, their kids, the neighbor, anybody from any walk of life. Just genuinely nice people. a Skiers at Whistler (L. to r.): Drs. Don MacFarlane, John Robertson, Ron Markey, Gilles Dubé, Les Allen and Ray Wenn.