While in Switzerland a few years ago, I took an opportunity to ski a black diamond. At the time, I wasn’t a black diamond skier (still am not) but when else would I get that chance? With my skis pointed down the run and with every intention of being on my feet at the bottom, I pushed off. The run was just as I anticipated – a thrill with a safe landing.

Three years ago, I launched Maryland Physician Magazine with a goal to inspire you and your healthcare peers here in Maryland. With the help of Managing Editor Linda Harder, our mission has been dedicated to building a Maryland-based physician and healthcare stakeholder network with a commitment to achieving the highest standards of of quality patient care. For on-going motivation, I use the imagery of that same black diamond run sign. When else would I get the chance and the goal as been the same – be upright upon landing.

While on this thrilling run, I’ve learned quite a lot and I’ve learned to breathe. I’ve had the ongoing privilege of meeting, speaking and working with some of the smartest, most innovative, most inspiring and kindest people. All share a comment focus: to deliver the highest level of care for patients here in Maryland. Some of them you’ll get to “meet” while you read this third anniversary issue.

Over the last three three years, our online readership has exploded with the help of social and digital media along with events we hosted in October 2013.  Your e-mails, letters and messages across all platforms let us know that we’re realizing our mission. When I’ve met many of you, it’s been a distinct pleasure to learn we agree agree that information delivered digitally is informative and supportive, but there’s nothing like holding a well-written and beautifully design glossy magazine. That end result comes from an incredible team I’ve built over the last three years.

We continue to stay focused on keeping you abreast of current clinical and practice management during some of the most dynamic times in healthcare delivery. The Maryland Physician Magazine Advisory Board has helped guide our content development and our advertisers have enable us to get that content out to you.

Thank you for bring us into your practice, no matter the size. It’s an honor.  – JCR

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