How Off Duty Doctors Get Creative
Recently, 38 doctors from our sponsor, OrthoCarolina, were named “Top Doctors of 2021” in the Queen City by Charlotte Magazine. We know they’re good at what they do, but we wanted to know more about what the doctors do with their own time when they’re off-duty.
Dr. Virginia Casey
Four years ago, pediatrician Virginia Casey was introduced to wakesurfing — a water sport in which a rider trails behind a boat on a surfboard — by her kids. Now, she’s hooked.
“It is a fun challenge that I felt safe learning,” she said. “I like new challenges, but have become a bit of a chicken now that I am in my fifth decade. I used to be willing to skydive and bungee jump, etc. but now I am a bit more conservative with my body. [With wakesurfing], once you feel that sweet spot on the wave, you won’t want to quit!”
Dr. Jonathan Riboh
Sports Medicine specialist Dr. Riboh plays guitar and sings. He’s been doing both since he was 10.
“Nothing helps me feel relaxed like playing music,” he said. “It helps me get away from the stressors of our profession and connect with the moment. I also love playing with my daughter who is following in my footsteps.”
Dr. James Sebold
In addition to his work as a foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Sebold has practiced the art of fine woodworking for more than a decade. He said, “I have been woodworking since college. I find it creative, relaxing and rewarding. It’s not unlike orthopedic surgery.”
NOTE: We featured Dr. Sebold earlier this year for his work getting Charlotte podcasting pro, Andy Goh, back on his feet. Read about it here.
Dr. Kent Ellington
When he’s not helping his patients, foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Kent Ellington is taking to the skies … and taking after his father.
“Dad was an Airforce pilot, was in Vietnam,” he said. “I have always wanted to fly. I finally jumped in the seat and have continued to train since.”
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