“I do believe there’s a hereafter. I used to pooh-pooh all that otherworld stuff, but I’ve had six patients in my career have near-death experiences and come back—and they all told the same story. And they never feared death after that. I don’t make light of that stuff anymore, I’ve just seen too much.”

The beloved and bow-tied former medical director of HospiceCare, Inc. (now Agrace) recalls the early years of end-of-life care in Dane County

The Good Death: Doc Rock, Person of the Year 2010

Madison Magazine cover story, November 2010


Doc Roc is the real deal, and it was a privilege to his stories for this Person of the Year profile.

—Maggie Ginsberg is an award-winning freelance writer in Madison, Wisconsin

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