Gregory Shumer was a third-year medical student at Georgetown University School of Medicine when he wrote this essay as part of the Narrative Medicine/Personal Essay course taught by Dr. Margaret Cary. After obtaining his M.D. from Georgetown, he completed a Family Medicine Residency at the University of Michigan Health System from 2013-2016. He served as Chief Resident during his last year. He also trained in Integrative Medicine and received a Masters of Health Sciences Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He sees patients at Domino's Farms Family Medicine.