The “golden age” of medicine passed quite some time ago. That was a time when a true partnership, a true bond of trust existed between doctors and their patient’s. A time when doctors exhibited care, concern and genuine compassion on a daily basis. A time when a patients’ concerns were listened to attentively and a unique plan of care was thoughtfully discussed and agreed upon. A time when doctors took a sincere interest not just in fixing or solving a particular problem but also in taking the time necessary to really get to know and understand the patient as an individual, as well as a member of a larger family unit. A time when going “above and beyond” and earnestly placing the needs, wants and desires of the patient first was the rule, not the exception. Those are considered “old fashion values” but I believe they should form the foundation of all medical practice today. Those values are the centerpiece of Personal Pediatric Care. They are the primary driving force behind its creation.