Joseph A. Giaimo, DO

Dr. Giaimo is a dad of three- and one-year-old sons. He is a board-certified internist and pulmonologist in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. A member of the American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees, Dr. Giaimo has done numerous interviews for print, broadcast, and online media outlets, including The Saturday Evening Post, Men’s Health and WCTV-TV in Tallahassee.

What was the biggest challenge you have faced as a dad, and how did you overcome it? Finding time to balance a career and a family and two young boys is challenging. We try to have time each day to ask each other how the day went. We also try to spend as much time as possible with each other as a family and encourage the boys to be with us at work and have them accompany us on any travel we do.

What’s the most surprising lesson that being a dad has taught you? How much love you can have for another person and also how much you can worry about them.

What’s the one bit of advice about fatherhood you wish someone had given you much earlier? Be good to yourself and realize being a dad might be scary, but it is well worth the effort.

What’s the one thing about being a new dad that shouldn’t be missed? Having your child fall asleep on your chest.

Why are fathers important? To set the stage and be a good role model for your oys and teach them how to treat one another.

Career, marriage, kids … how does a guy stay sane? Love what you do and enjoy the small things.

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