In emergency medicine, there are essentially two types of patients that we see. We’ve got the patients that come in with the ambulance and they’re in extreme life-threatening scenarios—cardiac arrest, respiratory distress. And doing something that helps to save that person’s life: extremely rewarding. There’s a second type of patient we see, though. These are the people with chronic pains and maybe it’s not life-threatening yet, but it very well could be. And, in those processes there’s a lot of detective work that goes on and labs that need to be ordered. And, based on what those labs show, there are tests I need to get to actually whittle down to what the problem might be. The beauty of that is in the process I get to know the families. I find out about the kid who just went off to college and the daughters who just got engaged and you really get to know the patient as a whole. The whole team really invests in the patient. And when we make a diagnosis, when we’ve all sort of understood together what lab I was looking for and why I’m getting what test and we’ve figured out the problem, it’s rewarding. And, I think both parties are better for that. I’m better for having met a patient and made their day better. And, they’re better for having understood a little bit more about medicine—and what it is that I do and what we did for them.