It is no secret that medicine is a very demanding profession, definitely a full-time job with total commitment — almost 24/7 as a medical student, intern and resident, certain specialties being on call around the clock, keeping up with all of the latest studies reported in medical journals, etc. It is no wonder you may have to spend lots of time in a doctor’s office waiting room.
How, then, would a medical doctor find the time to write a book, travel widely to lecture and deal intensely with social and humanitarian issues, etc., not to mention be a father to five children?
“I gave up the opportunity to practice clinical medicine so that I could focus my life and work on pursuing justice- based public policy, advocacy and design of large scale programs/initiatives that have a population wide impact,” replied Dr. Paul Zeitz, 56, who will be discussing his new book, “Waging Justice: A Doctor’s Journey to Speak Truth and Be Bold,” released by Balboa Press in September, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., in the University Commons Great Room at Arcadia University in Glenside. (Dr. Zeitz also spoke Oct. 6 at P’nai Or Philadelphia in the Summit Presbyterian Church in West Mt. Airy.)