Dr. Fred Goldman is Ohio's oldest practicing physician.
At the age of 100, the doctor has no plans to retire.
"Work is life," Goldman told the Associated Press. "I work on demand. If there's not much demand, there's not much work. Fortunately, the demand exists. I feel I can still be helpful to people. And, I can still do the job. So, there's no sense to consider retirement."
Goldman cut back his hours four years ago, from a five-day week to a three-day one. Even with a lighter load, the Cincinnati doc still makes house calls.
"If they're sick and can't leave home, I go to see them," he said.
At his surprise party last week, friends, family and patients packed his office to honour their local hero. Some of his current patients are the great-grandchildren of former patients, evidence of a well-respected career that began in 1935.
"People ask me, 'Why do you go to a doctor who's 100?'" said Patti Levine, one of those fourth-generation patients. "I tell them, 'Because he's seen it all,Read More »from Dr. Fred Goldman, 100, is Ohio’s oldest doctor