Thursday, March 14, 2013
Written by Nathan Clendenin for UNC Health Care
As Medical Director at The Carolina Clinic at UNC, James Kurz, MD spends a great deal of time coaching his busy patients in caring for their health amidst the long hours and high stress environments where they work. The advice he gives comes not only from his expertise in medicine but from his real life personal experience as well. In his role as a physician at two clinics (and he volunteers at a third)and a family man with four young children, Kurz lives a very full life. He helps lead Boy Scouts Troop 951 and coaches his sons' baseball teams while also shuttling the kids from place to place while his wife, Lucy, is at work as a respiratory therapist with UNC Carolina Air Care. Like all good things in life, being a physician and a family man doesn't come without hard work, and it's that extra effort that lets Kurz enjoy the fruits of his labor.
I hope you'll enjoy this month's installment and get ready for a special edition of real doctors, real people and RN: Real Nurses coming in April!