Medical/Dental Professionals

December Update

As we enter the holiday season, let us take a moment to reflect on our profession. WinkelsteinWe have always aspired to justice; the Hippocratic Oath adjures us: “whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick.” As healthcare professionals, we strive to treat all of our patients equally and to the best of our abilities. The care we provide is independent of a patient’s race, color, gender, sexual orientation or political views.

Alden Solovy, a well-known Israeli poet and writer, writes of healing at this time of the year:

This is the season of healing:
Of healing our hearts and minds,
Of healing the moments we share with each other
And the moments we share with ourselves.
This is the season of memory:
Of remembering our parents and grandparents,
The love of generations,
The holiness of our ancestors.
This is the season of stillness,
The season of silence and quiet:
Of deep breaths,
Of open eyes,
Of compassion and consolation.
This is the season of healing:
The season of grief turning to wonder,
Of loss turning toward hope,
The season that binds this year to the next,
The season that frees this year from the next,
The season that heralds the redemption of spirit
And our return to God’s Holy Word.

At this this time, and always, let us all stay steadfast in our highest ideals.

I wish you all a healthy and happy holiday season!

Peter Winkelstein, MD, MS, MBA, FAAP
Medical/Dental Staff President
Kaleida Health