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Describe something or someone in your office that contributes to you or your patients’ well-being


Physicians celebrate teammates that make a difference in patient care.

Passion in the Medical Profession | August 31, 2018 | <1 min read


William Greenough, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

It’s the people who do the hard hands-on work at the bedside that consistently make my and my patients’ days every day!


Their hard and often overlooked work makes them the true heroes and heroines of patients who are too sick and weak to care for themselves. This very challenging job is underpaid and under appreciated. That those who do it with good cheer lift my spirits every day.

Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Nurse Barbara! She constantly assures patient priorities are met first, aligning our medical goals with the goals of each patient.


I’ll never forget how one patient who needed oxygen struggled to carry his oxygen tank from building to building at his workplace. Barbara took it upon herself to find a solution; several hours and phone calls later, we were able to give our patient a more mobile oxygen tank! At our last clinic visit, his first priority: a hug to Nurse Barbara!

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Rachel Salas, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

To maintain well-being throughout the busy year, sunlight is key! I try to be by a big window with no curtains as much as possible!

In my office, photos of my sons and their artwork always lift my spirits.

As a sleep neurologist, I’m also always fascinated by the images of sleep EEG waves hanging on my wall, reminding me every day of my passion.

Mike Fingerhood, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

We have an amazing case manager, Fernando Mena-Carrasco, who is a jack of all trades – a nurse (certified in wound care as well), a social worker, is bilingual, and works magic for patients.

He helps in every way – lapses in insurance, food, medication co-pays and steering around life obstacles.