Phoenix Books is honored to host a discussion with Dr. Beach Conger about his latest book: We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us: The Opiate Education of a Vermont Doctor.
About the book: After forty-two years as a jack-of-all trades in the fictional town of Dumster, Vermont, Doc Conger finds himself increasingly out of step with the practice and teaching of medicine. He is reluctantly considering retirement, when an experience in the emergency room makes him realize that he still has something to contribute. As he dedicates himself to the treatment of those whose illness has in large part been contracted by the ministrations of his own profession, he finds new purpose, serving the underserved in the same environment that he started his career more than four decades ago.
About the author: Beach Conger graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1967. After completing his residency in Boston and San Francisco, and a tour of duty at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he founded and directed San Francisco's first Community Health Center. In 1977, he came to Vermont, where he practiced general internal medicine at Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. For five years he taught hospital medicine at hospitals in Philadelphia. In 2009, he joined the staff of Community Health Centers of Burlington. His current practice focuses primarily on the treatment of patients with a history of opiate addiction. Conger is the author of three previous books including the bestselling Bag Balm & Duct Tape: Tales of a Vermont Doctor.
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