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Edward T. Creagan, M.D.read biographyclose window
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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Don't let others set your agenda
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
While returning a call to a colleague, I was intrigued by his voicemail, "... and make it a great day." In other words, don't sit back and just let things unfold. Instead, be proactive and take charge of your day.
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It seems like a simple difference, but if you allow yourself to sit back you're likely to be buffeted by the demands of others and your own agenda will fall by the wayside.
Watching the Olympics brings home the message that we must set our own course. Without a doubt, these athletes wouldn't be competing if they hadn't taken charge of their destiny.
Take a page from their book: Don't leave anything to chance. Visualize your goal. Find a way to shift the odds in your favor. Oh and make it a great day.blog index