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On the Job: Dr. Ronald Nagel, Pediatrician

Meira Feinman

We all visit the doctor … now let’s interview him. Mishpacha Jr. spoke to Dr. Ronald Nagel, an expert and beloved Los Angelespediatrician (specialist in the care of babies and children).

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

dr ronaldWhy did you want to be a doctor?

It’s something I wanted to do from a very young age — people were writing notes about it in my 8th-grade yearbook. I always loved science and biology and figuring out how things work. No one in my family was a doctor, but I was fascinated with the field. I was always the one with the little skeleton model and the World Book Encyclopedias.

Nowadays, as far as I can tell, people are deciding to become doctors much later in life — for example while they’re undergraduates (college or university students who haven’t yet gotten a degree). That’s very interesting to me. I think that even if you’re not sure you’ll be a doctor, enjoy playing doctor growing up. Get the plastic toy kits, little science experiments, and just have fun and enjoy…. you never know, you may get hooked.

Baruch Hashem, I’ve been a doctor for over 25 years now, and I still love it!


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