What has compelled you to get back into practicing? You could have just stayed retired the rest of your life, realistically….
Dr. Alan Shuster:
But what propelled you back into the world of eyecare?
Dr. Alan Shuster:
I didn’t realize how much I like the human contact and interaction and the good feeling I got from achieving excellent surgical results for my patients. I also like the planning that goes into – besides knowing a patient but the planning that goes into – the best recommendations and follow-up in determining the best surgical procedure for each given patient … because cataract surgery and glaucoma surgery has given us so many choices – and gives us so many different outcomes as far as, for example, the of degree of glasses independence and matching the best choice in implant or procedure to that patient’s lifestyle and there are many active lifestyles. A lot of my patients have very active and different and varied lifestyles – and it’s just gratifying to see them thrive after a successful result with the right choice that we made together.
Ronnie Wilson, founder of People I Love, penned the following:
Each interview we conduct is fully casual and the interviewee never knows any question in advance. That process offers the greatest chance at real candor.
Dr. Shuster’s candor is always refreshing – he speaks clearly, transparently, and FROM THE INNER CHAMBERS OF HIS HEART!
Why would a man who’d built an absurdly successful practice and retired choose to return to the world of ophthalmology?
I posed that question to him and he began with typical Alan Shuster-like thinking, heartbeat, and words: “I didn’t realize how much I like the human contact and interaction and the good feeling I got from achieving excellent surgical results for my patients.”
This interview segment is brief yet worthy. Enjoy!