Joseph Young, DO, is the medical director for the emergency department at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. In July 2018, he placed 343 out of 7,784 entrants in the World Series of Poker’s prestigious Texas Hold ’em Main Event, held in Las Vegas, taking home $37,705 in cash. The tournament entry fee was a staggering $10,000, but the winning player earned over $9 million. We recently spoke about poker, emergency medicine, and wellness.
JF: How often do you play and when did you start playing seriously?