Christopher Bundy, MD, FASAM, Spring 2021

Christopher Bundy, MD, MPH, FASAM

Amidst the confusion and chaos of difficult times, the stories of hope and triumph in this issue of PHN make this much certain: Our work is, and has always been, a force for good in the universe. Here, we celebrate our tireless efforts to make the world a better place. There are easier ways to make
a living. The work can be challenging and exhausting, but the rewards are proportional and the positive impact to humanity, seen and unseen, is immeasurable.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the PHP model is its force multiplier effect. We are a few dedicated individuals with modest resources supporting the healthcare of tens of thousands of patients. We proactively inform and educate the medical community on issues critical to physician health and wellness, advocate for reforms that promote workforce sustainability, and provide a safety net for our colleagues who fall ill. With rake and hoe, we humbly tend a large garden that bears fruit for the world.  

Hope cannot come from a magical belief that a turn of the calendar page will restore us to normalcy. We must accept the sieges of a pandemic and infodemic that continue to endanger our communities and loved ones.  Hope springs from the unfaltering faith that we will prevail in the face of this adversity, and that from it we will be stronger. Hope effervesces from the immutable values that ground and center us in our work and personal lives. Hope is the cause and consequence of our adaptability, a striving enthusiasm to grow and change and improve. Hope is knowing that our purpose, that which gives our existence meaning, has never been more relevant or important. What we do matters. What we do makes a difference. 

On behalf of the FSPHP, thank you for your continued dedication and service to the profession. I hope these stories, your stories, give comfort and reassurance in the days ahead. 

Read more on this in the Spring 2021 issue.