Damn the Naysayers
A Doctor’s Memoir
About the Book
No, you can’t. Those three words have shaped much of Dr. Doug Zipes’s journey through life and have always challenged him to come to terms with who he is, where he wants to go, and what he wants to be. Dr. Zipes is living proof that sometimes you have to say damn the naysayers and do it anyway. In a fascinating retelling of his life, Dr. Zipes details his diverse experiences that led him from small-town life where he aspired to become a doctor, from medical school lectures, to lecturing refuseniks in the old USSR and entanglements with the KGB, from lawsuits against major corporations to a house call in Saudi Arabia, and finally from a flirt with death to the complicated process of writing.As he leads others through his whirlwind life, his experiences offer gentle encouragement to anyone struggling to defy the odds and find his/her own successful path by refusing to take no for an answer. Damn the Naysayers shares the intimate true story of how one man made a difference—not just in medicine but in the lives of many people around the world.
About the Author
Doug Zipes, MD, graduated Dartmouth College, Harvard Medical School, and Duke University Medical Center. He is a cardiologist who has published more than eight hundred and fifty medical articles, fifteen textbooks, several nonfiction articles, and three novels. He also writes a health column for the Saturday Evening Post. Dr. Zipes has been married for fifty-six years, has three children and five grandchildren, and lives in Carmel, Indiana.