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Hi I'm Harold

I'm a husband, a father, a grandpa and a doctor.

About Me

I'm a physican, but at this stage of my life I see more education and training behind me than in front of me in my field. However, because of my experience I'm often found in administration with my practice and trying to work things out between strongly opinioned doctors who may have a different view of things. At the same time my life is also progressing with my family and my religion. I'm a grandpa. My favorite thing in the world is to visit my children and their families. As an empty nester I have more flexibility with my hours, but they easily get filled up. I love working in my garden and enjoy the outdoors and photography. Gradually I feel like I'm beginning to understand my heavenly father and accept church assignments that allow me to interact with wonderful people.

Why I am a Mormon

As a cardiologist, I care for critically ill patients often during heart attacks. Shortly after starting my practice, a midnight intervention on a young man having a heart attack was unsuccessful. Telling his wife that her husband and her 6 year old son’s father was not coming home was the most difficult thing I had ever done. The experience affected me for the next 5 months. Thinking about my inability to restore the blood flow to his heart gave me chest pains and it was infrequent that I was not pondering why it had not turned out differently. During the next church conference, while listening to an Apostle of the Lord, I received the inspiration that I needed. I not only came to terms about this experience, but I also had an approach for my cardiology practice going forward. I’ve come to know that my Heavenly Father cares about me individually and all of His children collectively. I’m a busy cardiologist, saving lives and mending broken hearts. I’m a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I was recently released after serving five years as the Bishop (minister) of my ward (congregation). 60-80 hours a week at work and weekends and nights for my church. How could I do it? I couldn't! Only a crazy person would think that they could get all of that done. What I couldn't do, was turned over to capable and loving members of the church family. With a lot of prayer, tears, love and laughter and only with the help of the Lord, a lot was accomplished. The key was always figuring out what the Lord wanted and doing things his way and things seem to take care of themselves. Getting together with others is one of the most important things we can do. It has been wonderful to have three or four hundred friends from church and work on our property for an Easter Egg Hunt or Family Barbecue.