Dr. Gerald E. Harmon – Why His Advice of Excellence Is Vital More Than Ever (#18)

During these challenging times, this is arguably our most important episode to date.

Dr. Gerald E. Harmon, a practicing family medical specialist and American Medical Association president, share his views on Excellence and much more with us.

Dr. Harmon’s bio is filled with Excellence, including serving as major general in the Air Force, chief physician for the National Guard Bureau and assistant surgeon general for the U.S. Air Force. He has also been decorated with the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Humanitarian Service Medal and other honors.

“One of the things I’ve learned with Excellence is that my patients can trust me. They can trust their provider, the healthcare provider, whether it’s me as a physician, whether it’s someone coming in and taking their vital signs, (or anyone in the medical field. I’ve given interviews and people have said, ‘what’s the most important thing you’ve learned in medicine? And what’s the most valuable thing you’ve taken away?’ I think the most valuable thing I would take away is that people have trusted me. I’ve earned a patient’s trust.” –Dr. Harmon.

You will also hear his definition of Excellence, why the covid-19 vaccine is important and his thoughts on vaccine hesitancy and more.