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FALL 2018

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Practice l ink.com F A ll 2018 85 live & practice ca mpu s compr i ses a b out 3 0 bu i ld i ngs, a nd the i nteg rated medical center provides medical diagnosis and treatment in virtually every specialty. Rochester, with a population of about 125,000, is "considered a smaller or medium-sized city with world-class health care," says Brad Jones, executive director of Experience Rochester Minnesota. "Mayo Clinic is the community. Everything is integrated." According to Jones, Rochester provides plenty of opportunities for work-life balance, allowing physicians to "slide into a more rela xed commu nity life" once they leave work. "You don't feel like you need to fly away to get away," he says. With its abu ndance of great schools and organized activities, the city is also known as a great place to raise families. "There's always something to keep kids engaged," says Jones. The seasons in Minnesota are pronou nced, and outdoor and indoor recreation activities abound regardless of the temperatu re outside. If you are looking to play tennis in February when a typical day is in the 20s, you can head to the Rochester Tennis Connection or the Rochester Athletic Club, both of which also have outdoor courts for when days turn warmer. Even though Rochester is an urban area (with all the culture and benefits that go along with it), Mattke says she does not have to travel far to go hiking or biking with her family. In the city, there are plenty of events to entice locals and visitors. Rochesterfest is the city's annual gathering — a 10-day celebration in June that highlights the city's people, places and food. In the heart of winter, there's SocialIC e , an outdoor ice bar experience (complete w ith bon f i res) that celebrates the bold north. During the summer, there is a street festival every Thursday, which encourages locals to get outside and take in the good weather. For those who need a dose of the big-city life, Minneapolis is not far away. Many who come to Rochester find the small city strikes a perfect note and has everything they want. "People who move here, once they become ingrained in the community, they like it a lot," says Jones. "Rochester is a great place to live, thrive and raise a family," adds Mattke. "The community is wonderful, and opportunities continue to develop." Allentown, Pennsylvania The thriving Lehigh Valley is home to Allentown, where a major renaissance has occurred over the past several years. Featuring state-of-the-art athletic facilities, a vibrant food scene, and great schools, this city with a small-town feel is a great place for physicians to settle with their families. The Lehigh Valley Health Network has been ranked as one of the country's top hospitals by U.S. News and World Report for 22 consecutive years, and physicians there are able to serve patients and provide excellent care that is fueled by progress and innovation. I N t h e M I D 19 60 S , W h e N Leonard Parker Pool's wife, Dorothy Parker, had cancer, they traveled from the Lehigh Valley to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for treatment. Pool wanted her to have the best care available, and at that time, that meant going to New York City. Pool would later donate the first large sum of money that made Leh igh Va l ley Hospita l — then under a different name — possible. He vowed that no one in the Lehigh Valley would have to travel to receive exceptional care again, and that credo lives on in the area today. "That has always been a core comp onent of who we a re ," says Timothy Friel, M.D., chair of the department of medicine who specia l izes i n i n fectious disease at Lehigh Valley Health Network. In everything the health network does, "that message and motivation lives on." Friel earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School before completing his residency in internal med ic i ne a nd h is fel lowsh ip in infectious disease, both at Massachusetts General Hospital. Though it was not immediately clear to Friel when he entered medical school that infectious disease would be his specialty, he was inspired by the physicians around him. "Some of the best and most e n g a g i n g m e n t o r s t h a t I encou ntered h app ened to b e infectious disease doctors," says Friel. "It was the specialty that I found most rewarding and inspiring during my training." For Friel, who works heavily in the realm of h IV, the ability to work with patients over long stretches of time and to incorporate newly developed medicines and innovations in care are big reasons he loves being an

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