"This book covers medical advances that would once have been called miracles but are now merely routine. The patients' stories within this book yield hope, optimism, and triumph. This is the best time to come out of medical school and training. This fact will inspire and uplift everyone in the medical profession as well as all of us who must, at some point, rely on the art of medicine to see us through. -- Conrad Fischer, MD How can todays doctors not be energized and excited by breakthroughs like the ability of the current AIDS drugs to increase life expectancy by twenty-five years? Dr. Fischers zest for life and his profession is evident in his stories of personal triumphs and failures and in his deep sense of joy and accomplishment at what doctors are able to do today. In Routine Miracles, award-winning internist and medical educator Conrad Fischer investigates the paradox between medical advances, and the rise of physician dissatisfaction. Fischer surveyed more than 3,000 physicians and interviewed hundreds of patients to uncover the seeds of doctors discontent. Based upon his findings, he offers a deeply personal and compelling call to action for all of us, doctor and patient alike, to celebrate the present and the future of medicine. Conrad Fischer, MD, is the Chairman of Medicine at Kaplan Medical. He is also the author of the upcoming book Routine Miracles: Personal Journeys of Patients and Doctors Discovering the Powers of Modern Medicine."