Kindness matters in the patient experience

In March 2013, Michael H. Rotberg, MD, was diagnosed with thymic carcinoma, a rare form of cancer arising from the thymus gland, forcing him to leave his North Carolina ophthalmology practice indefinitely.
Since then, Rotberg has been spending time with his family, volunteering his nonsurgical primary care services with a local organization and making time to author his book, Practice: Becoming a Better Doctor, Patient, and Person, a chronicle of both his journey through treatment and the lessons learned along the way. spoke with Rotberg regarding his experience transitioning

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