Kurt Metzl Blog
When I walked out of the office in mid-December 2017, after 52 years of practicing pediatrics with the same group, it was certainly with mixed emotions.  I felt great satisfaction and pride for having taken care of thousands of babies, children, adolescents and young adults and interacted with thousands of families during that time, and I was thankful that these children and families trusted me to take care of their most prized possessions. I was thankful that I was given the opportunity to do this wonderful job, that I walked in every morning looking forward to the day, and that the families trusted me to do this.

Since then I have heard from many of you by phone or email and love the interactions and satisfaction that those missives gave to me. Dr. Glotzbach and her staff have given me the opportunity to continue these interactions, by providing thoughts from retirement about child care on our website blog.  In the meantime, retirement has not been all that bad, I’m able to bicycle more, ski occasionally, and now interact with you by blog.

I have missed going to the office every day, and that feeling is one of sadness, but I look back on my career and feel overwhelmingly lucky to have been able to do over 50 years of pediatrics.  The daily joy of doing that with you are the memories that I take with me into retirement. Thank you! I shall add to this blog whenever I feel I have something to share and look forward to hearing news about you my patients and their families.  You can reach me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Thank you for letting  me be a part of your children’s growth and development.

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