How does a doctor, who cannot swim, end up being a cruise ship doctor? And yes, there are shipboard romances.
After some unfortunate circumstances in my life, I took to the high seas, eagerly accepting a position as a cruise ship doctor that would take me to adventures far from my life in the New Mexico desert.
The Love Boat, an ABC-TV sitcom from 1977 to 1986, was televised using a ship very similar to the ship to which I had been assigned. My book tells of the professional medical aspects and the daily life aboard a ship, as well as ship board romances.
I describe some significant emergency problems. I also go into much detail about cruising, how to go about it and recommendations, especially for first time passengers, on how to plan and choose a cruise.
I make a short comment about a recent cruise ship disaster.
Cruising can be a very enjoyable and relaxing experience and not as expensive as one might expect.
Note: My book, Prison Doctor, will give the reader an entirely different picture of life in another world.
Graduated Belvidere Illinois High School, University of Illinois Pre-medical, University of Illinois College of Medicine, M.D. degree, Internship Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Internal Medicine fellow, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and Occupational Medicine Residency UCSF. Three years US Army Physician in Germany, rank Captain, detachment and hospital commander. Private practice Wisconsin, Hawaii and New Mexico. Now living in Scottsdale, AZ.