I chose my career at the age of four, graduated from Medical School 1979 at age 26 in my native Sweden at Uppsala University. I emigrated to the United States in 1981. First Board Certified in Family Medicine in the U.S. in 1984, I recertified in 2018.

Growing up and training in Sweden’s Socialized Medicine system gave me insights into how medicine can serve the common good differently and exposed me to a different system of Public Health. Practicing small town medicine over here for more than 35 years and seeing three or four generations of many families has given me a rural American perspective fewer and fewer physicians have today. 

From 2008 to 2020 I published very regularly on A Country Doctor Writes, a blog about the life of a rural physician, my clinical challenges and victories and the frustrations and brainstorms of a frontline physician. My writing has reached readers across the globe and has been republished on many sites, including The Healthcare Blog and KevinMD. I still write for them and more occasionally on my own blog. I am now publishing a series of “A Country Doctor Writes” books as well as preparing to post videos on this site.

For speaking, writing and other non-clinical purposes, email me at contact(at)acountrydoctorwrites.com. This site does not give personalized medical advice.