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Edward T. Creagan, M.D.Edward Creagan, M.D.
"The magic of the electronic village is transforming health information. The mouse and keyboard have extended the stethoscope to the 500 million people now online." — Dr. Edward Creagan
The power of the medium inspires Dr. Edward Creagan as he searches for ways to share Mayo Clinic's vast resources with the general public.
Dr. Creagan, a Newark, N.J., native, is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hospice medicine and palliative care. He has been with Mayo Clinic since 1973 and in 1999 was president of the staff of Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Creagan, a professor of medical oncology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, was honored in 1995 with the John and Roma Rouse Professor of Humanism in Medicine Award and in 1992 with the Distinguished Mayo Clinician Award, Mayo's highest recognition. He has been recognized with the American Cancer Society Professorship of Clinical Oncology.
He describes his areas of special interest as "wellness as a bio-psycho-social-spiritual-financial model" and fitness, mind-body connection, aging and burnout.
Dr. Creagan has been an associate medical editor with Mayo Clinic's health information websites and has edited publications and CD-ROMs and reviewed articles.
"We the team of (the website) provide reliable, easy-to-understand health and wellness information so that each of us can have productive, meaningful lives," he says.
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You can't win sitting on the bench
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
While shopping for a new automobile over the weekend, I met an interesting gentleman who had 25 years of experience selling cars. As we talked, he explained that the younger salesmen simply don't want to "put in ice time." Here in Minnesota people often use hockey terminology in everyday conversations.
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The salesman explained that the younger guys and gals often stay in their offices, surfing the web or playing video games. They think that they can tell who's a legitimate buyer and who isn't, so they don't make an effort to connect with customers when they arrive in the showroom. As a result, they miss out on potential sales.
This savvy salesman noted that in the hockey world, the teams that practice the most on the ice are the ones that do the best. And the teams that take the most shots score the most goals. As Woody Allen says, 80 percent of success is just showing up.
The reality is there's no substitute for engaging and being present in the moment. You never know what doors may be opened by the next person you meet.blog index