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