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SUMMER 2014

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SUMMER 2014 PracticeLink.com | 69 move his practice from Mississippi to Alabama. Before making a f nal decision, he and his wife, Alicia, a pediatrician, did some exploring and discovered that "the area itself is lovely." He adds, "I was very impressed with the people, which ultimately led to our decision to move." Another factor was the school system. Their daughter, 5, is in kindergarten. (Their son is 2.) After touring the elementary school, he says, "We became conf dent that there was a good public school system here." Storey concurs—and then some. While they were in residencies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, he and his wife, Amanda, a family practitio- ner, felt "obligated" to enroll their twin sons, now 8, in a private school. (They now also have a 2-year-old.) In Guntersville, the choice was public school. Ewing's water exposure until now has been minimal. However, his exposure to Guntersville Lake has lured him into "trying my hand at f shing. I've man- aged to buy myself a little f shing boat, and I've spent some time trying to learn how to do that." Storey, on the other hand, might legitimately be called an expert. "I've pretty much lived near water all of my life," he says. These days he does some sail- ing on Guntersville Lake, as well as "Sea Doo-ing." This is how he explains his relocation decision: "My wife and I have some family that live about an hour and a half from here. On our way to visit them one summer, I got an email describing an oncology position that was located in northeastern Alabama, in a city on the lake. I called to see if it was close to Amanda's family," which it was. "It was kind of strange. I wasn't really looking for a job at all. Since I was in the neighborhood, I called and asked if I could stop by. That was the beginning of the end," he says, adding, "I mean that in the best of ways." All of this lives up to the promise of one spokes- man: "The city makes quality of life a way of life ." ■ A n aerial inspection of Idaho's northern panhandle more than conf rms Coeur d'Alene's claim to the title of "Lake City." Besides the huge lake of the same name, some 55 others inhabit the nearby area. TV grand dame Barbara Walters dubbed the city "a little slice of heaven." A thriving, comfortable downtown starts at the very edge of Lake Coeur d'Alene and, in one unusual case, actually extends into the water. At the golf course on the lakeside grounds of the luxury Coeur d'Alene Resort, the 14th green is known as the f oating green. It's an island. This is how Michael May, M.D., summarizes his life so far, including his eight-year tenure as a general surgeon with the Koote- nai Clinic, the city's 254-bed hospital: "Adding up all the years I've lived by the water would probably amount to more than two-thirds of my life. So now (my family and I) have another waterside community." May grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, where his father, brother and sister are all physi- cians. He moved to Galveston to earn his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch there. Internship and residency in Austin and Dallas, then practicing on Whidbey Island, Washington, after which he and his wife decided to venture abroad—f rst to a Tasmanian city on a river, fol- lowed by a town near Australia's Great Barrier Reef. After that, inf uenced partly by his Spokane-born wife and his good Continued Guntersville, Alabama Continued from page 67 Idaho is picture perfect at the southern end of Lake Coeur D'Alene. A little slice of heaven Coeur D'Alene, Idaho Looking to practice in or near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho? Check out these opportunities on Kootenai Health N. Idaho Lung, Asthma & Crit Care Valley Hospital and Medical Center Northside Medical Center Providence Medical Group Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital Denny Murphy CHAS Clinic Spokane Falls Family Clinic CHAS Maple St. Clinic Lidgerwood Medical Center Columbia Medical Associates Northside Clinic Holy Family Hospital Looking to practice in or near Guntersville, Alabama? Check out these opportunities on American Family Care Alabama Primary Health Care Cherokee Medical Center Crestwood Medical Center DeKalb Regional Medical Center Gadsden Regional Medical Center Highlands Medical Center Huntsville Hospital (See p. 68) Marshall Health System (See p. 68) Urgent MedCare Vohra Wound Physicians Live and Practice On the water Photo by Philip Kuntz 2 4 3 - S u m 1 4 - L i v e - P r a c t i c e . i n d d 6 9 243-Sum14-Live-Practice.indd 69 6 / 1 3 / 1 4 1 1 : 3 2 A M 6/13/14 11:32 AM

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