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Yes, I'm Working.
Something interesting and rather funny has occurred recently. So interesting that I thought I’d comment on it. As our practice has grown and we have added doctors and staff to keep up with the wonderful patient demand, I’ve had to make some executive decisions. To maintain focus on our patients, internal staff dynamics, and keep everyone rowing in the same direction, I’ve had to ask myself, “How do I continue to lead the organization best?” I’ve decided that my best contribution to leading Cool Springs and Donelson EyeCare is to balance my clinical care with my leadership responsibilities. Someone has to set the tone, the vision (no pun intended), and the standards by which we provide excellent patient care. In our office Dr. Susan and I are responsible for that vision.
So, I’ve cut back my clinical schedule from every day to a half-week schedule. We have other great doctors who provide tremendous clinical patient care and we constantly work on being accessible so it’s easy for you as our patient to make an appointment. Therefore, the clinical care is still being provided by a number of providers, including me. However, there have been a few questions. Are you going to retire? has been one question. The answer is no! Although I’ve cut my patient schedule back, I’m still seeing a lot of patients. I have no desire to retire. I have overheard a couple of staff members say “Well, Dr. Keg isn’t working that day.” Oh, really! I’m not working? While I may not be seeing patients, I assure you I am working; not only every day, but many weekends. The demands of the leaders in any organization are many. My focus is still on the care we provide and continually improving the manner in which we provide it. I’m still working - every day, and will be for a long time.