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Rheumatologist’s Ping-Pong Prowess Sharpens His Skills with Patients

The Rheumatologist—November 9, 2017

The Rheumatologist published a feature article on HSS rheumatologist Steven K. Magid, MD, which covered his long-standing hobby of playing ping-pong.

Although he does not play competitively, Dr. Magid has practiced the sport for more than 15 years.

"It’s a very fast game and there is instant gratification or pain when you either make or miss a shot. More happens in a few minutes of Ping-Pong than in an hour of football. The pace of the game, the strategy, is phenomenal," Dr. Magid said.

According to the article, ping-pong helped Dr. Magid strengthen his physician skills.

"In any profession, focus is important. With Ping-Pong, you have to drown out every extraneous thought or noise in the room and focus on the serve, the ball, and how you’re going to position yourself," he noted.

"It’s a blessing to belong to a community composed of people from all over the world, with different beliefs and languages. I think it makes me a better person, a better doctor," said Dr. Magid.

Read the full article at the-rheumatologist.org


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