There's a lot to love about practicing in the nation's capital, anesthesiologist Daniel Perlin, president of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, told Physicians Practice.
What do you love about practicing medicine in Washington, D.C.?
I like the political environment and I like being in the nation's capital where the Kennedy
Center and the Smithsonian are available for wonderful concerts and plays, and there are national treasures. It's a great city to live in.
There are tons of hiking and bike trails and activities almost every weekend. The international
airport makes travel easy. Being in the tri-state area (Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.) makes life interesting and allows for many great options for housing and community. There is a tremendous amount to do in D.C.; great restaurants and highly educated people.
What are some things you would change about practicing in Washington, D.C.?
High humidity, 100 degree summers. Traffic has become difficult and there are more people on the road than ever. Sometimes politics, although I love being here near the president and Congress in general, can be frustrating — local politics, especially. Trying to get anything done requires a fair amount of effort and red tape.
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