PracticeLink Magazine

Summer 2019

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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74 S UMMER 2019 PracticeLink.com live & practice to Abdelhafez, Austin has the best barbecue in Texas. Pleasant weather year-round means it is possible to explore the great outdoors almost anytime you want. Austin is often ranked among the fittest cities in the u .S., and it helps that there are great running and biking trails. Austin residents can often be found enjoying Lady Bird Lake, a section of the Colorado River that was dammed off in 1960. It runs right through downtown Austin, and you will see people paddleboarding, river cruising and kayaking. People even come to the park to watch bats, which famously congregate under a downtown bridge. Near Austin is Palmetto State Park, a forest with an array of tropical vegetation. There is also Pedernales Falls State Park, a weekend getaway spot popular for star gazing. To see Austin from above, try the short but steep hike up Mount Bonnell. The view is worth the trek. During his time off, Abdelhafez likes exploring the city with his family. "We enjoy the outdoors and visiting different parks and trails," he says. "We especially enjoy going to the Thinkery — my son enjoys playing and splashing in the water exhibit." For Abdelhafez, Austin — and PCC —was the right choice. It gives him the opportunity to work for an organization that provides high- quality care to the underserved in a specialty he loves. Says Abdelhafez, "Not every day in medicine is a good day, but my patients and families always find a way to make me smile." Pediatrician w aleed Abdelhafez, M.D., enjoys serving the medically underserved and uninsured in Central Texas. See this issue's physicians in exclusive video interviews at Facebook.com/PracticeLink. PHOTO BY Brio Yiapan Now recruiting on PracticeLink.com: Austin Regional Clinic Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Beansprout Pediatrics CareNow Cedar Park Regional Medical Center CommUnityCare Community Health Center of Bastrop Heart Hospital of Austin HNI Healthcare Lone Star Circle of Care MedSpring Urgent Care New Roots Solutions North Austin Medical Center Round Rock Medical Center Seton Healthcare Family Sound Physicians South Austin Hospital St. David's HealthCare Visiting Physicians Association Women's Health Texas

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