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Father Knows Best

Sometimes the father-child relationship is more than you might think. Meet TK families who share a family name… and a family business.

 

Drs. Geoffrey and Jason James

Drs. Geoffrey and Jason James

Drs. Geoffrey and Jason James

FemCare Ob-Gyn

Working together: 12 years

“Medical school and residency teach you plenty about the medical aspect of being a doctor, but not a whole lot about running a successful business or keeping your patients and staff happy. [My father] has taught me to always practice superior medicine, to behave ethically in all business relationships, to have a strong work ethic, and to value the patient-physician relationship above all else. Once, as we were about to enter the operating room for a cesarean section, a patient’s husband remarked to my father, ‘Most fathers take their kids to a ball game, you get to take yours to surgery.’ Pretty amazing!”-  Jason James

“We have the best job in the world. Helping people in the office and in surgery and, best of all, delivering their babies. Early on I directed him with my knowledge and experience, and now he has grown to be a superior physician, teacher and leader. I am so proud that he is the present Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baptist Hospital and is a caring and compassionate physician who always makes himself available when needed, as well as a loving and wonderful husband, father and son.” – Geoffrey James

 

Drs. Jack, Adam and Aaron Cohn

Drs. Jack, Adam and Aaron Cohn

Drs. Jack, Adam and Aaron Cohn

Smile Miami: Family, Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry

Working together: 8 years

“I think the part I like the best is passing on my pearls of dental knowledge gathered from practicing for the last 40 years. Fortunately, my sons are very appreciative of my knowledge and experience. I have enjoyed the youth, new techniques and the energy they’ve brought to the practice.” – Jack Cohn

“I really appreciate the collaboration, all of the quality time and the mutual respect that has come from working alongside one another. I have learned a great deal about what it takes to be a great dentist and have a long and successful career in our profession, from the dental techniques to enhancing the patient experience and setting our practice apart, and that the most important thing is simply to put the patient’s needs first and everything else will fall into place.” – Adam Cohn

“The best part of working with my father is having someone whom I trust, respect and speak frankly with to learn from. After spending time working in other dental offices, I have come to appreciate not only the dental experience my father has to pass on, but the ethical principles and patient relationships that I greatly admire.” – Aaron Cohn

 

Drs. Bruce and Adam Clarin

Drs. Bruce and Adam Clarin

Drs. Bruce and Adam Clarin

 

Clarin Eye Care

Working Together: 7 years

“The best thing about working with Adam is seeing him as often as I can in the business environment. I am truly proud of everything he has accomplished as an optometrist, and as a person. [Through Adam] I’ve learned how to integrate 21st century technology into today’s business… our practice is paperless and utilizes state-of-the-art technology that few practices in South Florida can boast.” – Bruce Clarin

“The best part of working with my father is watching the man I grew up admiring and respecting as a dad in a different role as an optometrist. To see him practice with the same compassion and integrity he showed us as a father growing up immediately showed me why he’s been so successful.” – Adam Clarin

 

Walter Flores, Taylor Mullins-Flores and Courtney Reeder

Walter Flores, Taylor Mullins-Flores and Courtney Reeder

Walter Flores, Taylor Mullins-Flores and Courtney Reeder

Golden Rule Seafood

Working Together: 9 years

“The best part about working with my Dad is the amount of time I get to spend with him. Not everyone gets to see their Dad all day everyday, and we have so much fun together. I would say one of the most important things I’ve learned is how to be persistent and never give up on your dreams. My Dad had always wanted to add the restaurant to our business. He had tried for many years and every time it would seem close another challenge would present itself. There were many times I didn’t understand why he kept trying but he did and every time he got a little closer. Now, after so many years, we are open, serving food and getting such great support from our community.” – Courtney Reeder

“The best part of working with my kids is watching them grow in the business, taking ownership, having input… and helping me stay young. I’ve learned that they are smart and capable of doing whatever they want and able to take over our business at any time.” – Walter Flores

“I remember when I was really young and my father showed me how to scale a fish. I asked if I could help and he told me to start scaling a pile of fish. I’m sure it seemed like nothing to him, but to me it was so cool that I was helping my dad. I have learned countless things from working with my father, from learning about fish and the ocean to learning about running a business and family. I will say the one thing that I’ve learned from my dad that means the most is to treat people with respect and that everyone deserves a second chance. Everyone has a bad day and makes mistakes, we are all human. Treat people like you would like to be treated. The golden rule.” – Taylor Mullins-Flores

 

William Andrew “Andy” Haggard and Michael Haggard

Andy and Michael Haggard

Andy and Michael Haggard

The Haggard Law Firm

Working Together: 15 years

“[Michael] has been in our law firm for more than 15 years, but actually far longer than that. When he would come to the office and clerk or come to observe trials I always enjoyed asking for his opinions and thoughts. Even before he went to law school and became an attorney he would always ask questions at home about cases and people. The best part of working with my son is seeing him every day and watching how he practices; watching and learning how much he cares about the clients and their plights and problems, how much he wants to help them and how they come to respect and admire him for what he does for them. I’ve learned from my son how to be a better lawyer and, more importantly, a better person and family man. I have learned to appreciate his ethics, morals and honesty- to appreciate what is really important in this practice and in this world. All of that from my son…  I couldn’t be prouder.” – Andy Haggard

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