STUART, FL – Dr. Richard Sheinbaum, a Gastroenterologist from Stamford, Connecticut, moved to Jupiter, Florida two years ago after retiring from medicine. He joined Volunteers in Medicine as a volunteer doctor in March of 2019.
Before his retirement in 2013, Dr. Sheinbaum was a colleague of Dr. Howard Voss – now Medical Director at VIM Clinic – in Stamford, Connecticut. When Dr. Sheinbaum first moved to Florida he joined the Martin Health Foundation, helping them raise money. However, after a short period of time he decided to get back to what he loves most: taking care of people. Remembering his old colleague Dr. Voss was working for a non-profit clinic in Stuart, he decided to join. In March of 2019 Dr. Sheinbaum began volunteering at VIM Clinic as a Gastroenterologist and has already helped many patients.
Dr. Sheinbaum originally went to college in pursuit of a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education. He was enrolled in his PhD program and working as an Assistant Director of Admissions at a university when he decided this wasn’t the path for him and he enrolled in med school. “I wanted to be independent and mobile, and it humbles you because you can never be smarter than medicine,” Dr. Sheinbaum said. “I like medicine because every day you drive home and know you’ve made a difference in maybe one, maybe multiple people’s lives. There’s nothing more self-satisfying; I could never have been a business man trying to make money off of someone.”
VIM Clinic is excited to have Dr. Sheinbaum on board and is lucky to have another volunteer who is dedicated to helping the medically indigent residents of Martin County. We can’t wait to see all the good he will bring to the patients.