Dr. Eric Forsthoefel is a Tallahassee doctor who has been working in emergency rooms for close to seven years. His compassion to patients and commitment to his work has made him one of the most interesting doctors in the state.
Dr. Forsthoefel started his college career studying religion at Florida State University. However, he realized that he was more interested in the medical field, as he had been exposed to the medical world his whole life. This prompted him to make the switch to medicine. He graduated with a medical degree from the University of Louisville Medical School and entered into his residency at Louisiana State University. From there he moved on to being an ER doctor. He is trained to assess and treat patients dealing with many different medical concerns, including fractures, trauma, and cardiac distress.
When asked how he stays so productive, Dr. Forsthoefel responded that being detail-oriented is important. He went on to say that he is able to closely focus on a problem and pay attention to detail. This allows him to be productive and proficient in the emergency room. He credits his ability to pay attention to his patient’s details while working in a very fast-paced and chaotic setting as one of his best characteristics. Doing what he loves is also a major part of why he is such a good doctor, as he thoroughly enjoys taking care of the people who come through the emergency room. He believes that organization is a crucial part of the environment he works in and that achieving success is something that doesn’t happen alone. He went on to say that working with his colleagues allows them to come up with ways to improve the workplace together.
Dr. Forsthoefel is truly dedicated to his work in the emergency room. When he isn’t caring for patients, he enjoys learning how to barbeque at home. He also recommends a book about medicine to those who ask, called “The House of God.” This book, written by Samuel Shem, is a satirical novel that follows a small group of medical interns at a fictional hospital.
As a retired physician, Dr. Saad Saad has had a mindset to work and invent new methods to ameliorate on traditional medical-related methodologies and procedures. Dr. Saad Saad regularly worked to challenge the status quo to reduce severe risk and pain that his patients have faced over his 40 plus years in medicine. Because of Dr. Saad Saad’s drive to innovate and master his medical craft over the decades, Saad designed and developed new surgical procedures relating to pediatric surgeries and patented two inventions.
One of Dr. Saad’s inventions worked by locating a catheter inside the body of his patient without any scanning machine being used. Dr. Saad also created another device. This one was an endoscope that had a suction that cleared enough fluid so that the surgeon had a view of the surgical areas. By patenting these two inventions, Dr. Saad helped his fellow doctors to prevent any complications with these procedures by having a safe, efficient method.
Besides being an impressive innovator, Dr. Saad Saad has done many pro bono operations on many needy children from Palestine, West Bank, and other Arab countries. In 2002, Dr. Saad chose to partner with the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF). The PCRF had reached out to Dr. Saad Saad to help Arab children who were from low-income families that needed advanced surgeries. Dr. Saad Saad accepted PCRF’s request to help children in 2002. He was able to put his impressive surgical skills and knowledge to work in many ways.
While residing in Saudi Arabia for almost five years, Dr. Saad Saad taught doctors in the Saudi Kingdom some of his advanced surgical methods and skillsets as part of a medical club that he was part of while living there. The rare opportunity that presented itself for Dr. Saad Saad to live in Saudi Arabia was well utilized in many ways. This opportunity in Saudi Arabia provided Dr. Saad many opportunities to work with the poor by providing kids with his very best surgical techniques.
In terms of Saad’s family background, he was born in Palestine, but due to the creation of Israel and the uprooting of many Arabs, Dr. Saad Saad and his family were pushed out of their homeland (West Bank) due to the political discourse in the late 1940s. Saad and his family ended up moving to Kuwait because his father accepted a job in the oil industry in the 1950s. There was an oil boom in certain Arab countries at that time.
Dr. Saad Saad remarked that he chose to be a doctor because he liked the cool, air-conditioned surgery rooms and mot the brutally hot Kuwaiti summers that his brothers, the engineers had to deal with. Learn more: https://www.doximity.com/pub/saad-saad-md