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Doctors returning to practice face challenges

Cleveland Jewish News, June 8, 2012

In 1991, after six years of practicing family medicine in St. Paul, Minnesota, Dr. Bob Elson hung up his stethoscope to pursue a career in medical informatics. For the next 18 years, Elson successfully navigated that growing field while occasionally seeing patients as a part-time hospital doctor. Elson and his wife Jane Joseph moved to Shaker Heights in 2001 to be closer to her family—and to raise their own. When they moved, Elson, a native New Yorker, completely stopped seeing patients. But recently, the 55-year-old concluded it would be best to dig out his white jacket from the closet.