The transition to becoming a doctor of physical therapy has come to an end. The celebration continues as I learn how a busy outpatient department runs in the midst of major clinical changes, including the transition to computerized documentation and renovation of our entire building to accommodate our community's needs. Transition seems to be the theme for the past few years, where I have seen my colleagues graduate, move up the clinical ladder, move away from the area, get married, have babies, have grandchildren... the list goes on and on.
As a long-term employee of a major healthcare system in South Florida, I've had the honor of working with such a diverse population, not to mention the professionals who are the foundation of a strong, community-driven system. For almost a year now, I've been the manager of an outpatient rehabilitation center on the east side of town, and have found this transition to be very exciting and rewarding, as well as challenging at times. This is what I'd like to focus on for the future of this blog: the ins and outs, the ups and downs, the excitement and busy days and moments that bring us together as a family and community. I hope you continue to follow me as I explore the fascinating and entertaining world of rehabilitative medicine, from a DPT's perspective.