SOME PEOPLE LEARN LIFE’S LESSONS BY READING, WATCHING, LISTENING, AND SPEAKING WITH OTHERS. OTHER PEOPLE LEARN THEIR LIFE LESSONS BY DOING AND EXPERIENCING (often, requiring repeated exposures). OUR PARENTS HOPE THAT THE FORMER IS ENOUGH FOR US, BUT MANY OF US SEEM TO RESPOND ONLY TO THE LATTER.

Charles Tadros, M.D. September 11, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

IT IS EXTREMELY CONFUSING. THESE ARE ONLY SOME OF THE PROFESSIONS WHO REQUEST THAT YOU CALL THEIR DEGREED AND CERTIFIED MEMBERS, “DOCTOR”. ALMOST ALL HAVE DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCES, CAREERS, FOCUS, AND COMPETENCIES.

Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy (many different areas of specialization) M.D., Doctor of Medicine D.O., Doctor of Osteopathy D.P.M., Doctor of Podiatric Medicine D.D.S. or D.M.D, Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine O.D., Doctor of Optometry Pharm.D., Doctor of Pharmacy D.N.P., Doctor of Nursing Practice D.N.Sc, Doctor of Nursing Science D.S.L.P., Doctor ofContinue reading “IT IS EXTREMELY CONFUSING. THESE ARE ONLY SOME OF THE PROFESSIONS WHO REQUEST THAT YOU CALL THEIR DEGREED AND CERTIFIED MEMBERS, “DOCTOR”. ALMOST ALL HAVE DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCES, CAREERS, FOCUS, AND COMPETENCIES.”

IF YOUR CHILDREN, OR YOUR YOUNGER SELF, WOULD HAVE LISTENED, WHAT WISDOM AND EXPERIENCE (from you or from others) WOULD YOU HAVE WANTED TO IMPART ON THEM?

Charles Tadros, M.D. August 14, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, WE NOW HAVE A COMMODITIZATION OF INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE. WE DO NOT NEED TO SPEND BIG SUMS OF MONEY IN ORDER TO GO TO SCHOOL. HOWEVER, WISDOM AND EXPERIENCE ARE STILL DIFFICULT TO COME BY, AND, TYPICALLY, IT TAKES YEARS TO INCORPORATE THESE INTO A FLUENCY IN THE WAY THAT WE THINK, SPEAK, AND ACT.

Charles Tadros, M.D. August 9, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

THERE COMES A TIME WHEN WE FINALLY RECOGNIZE THAT THE COMBINATION OF OUR FORMAL EDUCATION, TRAINING, SELF-EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE, ALLOW US TO HELP OTHERS BEYOND WHAT MONEY CAN BUY.  THIS CONVERGENCE OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE, ADDED TO PATIENCE, PRIMES US TO GIVE FREELY OF OURSELVES.

Charles Tadros, M.D. June 28th, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri