A sometimes humorous, sometimes sentimental, and sometimes serious commentary on the dramatic difference between the author's expectations for life and what he has actually encountered. Using the fundamental values he was raised to believe in while growing up in the Midwest for comparison, the author focuses on the disparity found today in American business, politics and health care. This baby boomer's personally revealing story and unique perspective will challenge readers to reconsider the bottom line of their own beliefs.
Kenneth Wiscomb grew up in Evanston, IL, and then in 1970 moved with his family to Orcas Island, WA. After serving as a volunteer paramedic for eight years, he returned to the mainland to attend medical school where he received training to be a physician associate. For the past thirty years, Ken has worked providing health care in the specialty areas of family, internal and occupational medicine, while focusing on the integration of health promotion and disease prevention into those practices. Ken worked as the Health Services Manager at Physio-Control Corporation for thirteen years, while pioneering a clinical model for corporate-based onsite medical care. He also served as Chair of the Health Promotion Initiative as part of the State of Washington's process for developing Health Care Reform legislation in 1994. He is a past president of the Washington State Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA), a past president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in Occupational Medicine (AAPA-OM), a past member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Government Affairs and Reimbursement Committee and has a current appointment to the Washington State Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.