Patients at St Johns Vein Center are always curious about how Dr. St. George spends his day and balances a growing medical practice with family time. We frequently get asked the question, “What it is it really like being a busy doctor?”
Dr. James St. George, a Harvard trained vascular specialist, with offices based in Jacksonville and Port Orange, Florida takes us on the journey of a day in his life.
Below is a typical timeline of his day:
5:45 a.m. – Alarm goes off…doesn’t get up until 6 a.m.
6:00 a.m. – Reads the paper, has an energy drink and arrives at the gym at 6:30 a.m.
6:30 a.m. – Gym time to clear his mind, energize his mood and get the blood pumping
7:45 a.m. – Back home from the gym for a big breakfast courtesy of his wife, Sonya
8:30 a.m. – Arrives at the office
8:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. – Patient appointments. Typically, he has five back-to-back patient procedures by lunchtime. Seeing patients is his favorite time of the day. Procedures include endovenous ablations, ambulatory phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy treatments. All procedures are done in the office treatment rooms which helps keep the schedule efficient and convenient for patients.
12:30 p.m. Lunch – (which sometimes consists of only an apple) while reviewing charts for the remainder of patients that day. Gets interrupted by the vascular technician to double check the patient’s ultrasound report. Sometimes medical reps bring in goodies for the staff and meet with the doc and the staff for a few minutes during lunch.
1 p.m. – Back to work. Doc will have five more patient procedures, every 45 minutes until the office closes.
5 p.m.– Marketing meeting with Eric Tompkins ‘The Marketing Guy’.
6:30 p.m. – Leaves the office
7:00 p.m. – Goes out to dinner with Sonya (Doc loves Chinese food and PF Changs in particular)
8:30 p.m. – Arrives home to do more patient charting until bedtime.
Midnight– Goes to bed