I became a doctor because I wanted to cure disease, and I chose pediatrics because kids were more fun than adults. With kids, it seemed to me there was a real chance to make a difference. The most important classroom I've ever been in is with all of the children I've had the privilege of taking care of. What I've learned most of all is that curing or getting rid of a problem isn't nearly as gratifying as healing, helping people to live well with problems that may never go away.
Dr. Craig Hurwitz, MD is a hospice & palliative medicine doctor who practices in Austin, TX. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.