Shooting Yourself in the Foot

“The danger in shooting from the hip is shooting yourself in the foot.”

  • Frank Sonnenberg (1955 — ), American author

Decades ago, when I worked in a hospital, I was approached by an older family practitioner. Along with a colleague, he was the proprietor of a successful medical practice, one not distant from the hospital and from which he and his partner would refer patients to the hospital for further care if needed.

Memory of that conversation is dim, but I believe he wanted the group of which I was a part to provide…