House Calls

SUM 2018

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NAME: DR. JEFFREY FROHOCK SPECIALTY: Anesthesia OUTSIDE THE OFFICE, FIND HIM: Open-ocean sailing aboard War Horse, his 1D 35 sailboat; deep-sea fishing; and spending quality time with his wife, Stephanie, and 2-year-old daughter, Alexandra picture of health h o u s e c a l l s { summer 2018 } 39 P H O T O G R A P H S B Y K A T E T H O R N T O N W hen Dr. Jeffrey Frohock embarked on his first open-ocean sail in April 2012, he was clear about one thing: He didn't sail. The Miami native was an expert fisherman and had been recruited by his friends to catch fish during the 10-day race through the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. But within 15 minutes under sail, the romance of water and wind had him hooked. "It was an instant love," Dr. Frohock recalls. "I immediately wanted to learn as much as possible—what each sail does, and then, how to go faster." By the end of the trip, he had mastered the lines. Dr. Frohock puts that same passion for learning into his anesthesiology career as the physician leader of pain management for Roper St. Francis Healthcare. Though he initially thought he wanted to be a surgeon, as a medical intern, his chief encouraged him to consider anesthesia. Dr. Frohock, a problem solver by nature, was immediately drawn to the "techy, chaotic, high- intensity" atmosphere of the field. After his residency at the University of Miami (where he also attended medical school), that same mentor invited him to Charleston for a duck hunt. Dr. Frohock had just married his wife, Stephanie, a fourth-generation Miamian, but they were immediately charmed by the Holy City. In 2010, the Frohocks moved to the Lowcountry and Dr. Frohock joined the Roper St. Francis team. But Dr. Frohock, an accomplished tournament fisherman, didn't find the same joy in fishing Charleston's windy, muddy waters that he had back in Florida. It took that reluctant trip to the Caribbean to realize the true potential of his new home's seas. Upon his return, two fellow physicians offered him a spot on their boat for Charleston Ocean Racing Association's (CORA) Wednesday night races in the harbor, allowing him to learn a new position on the boat each week. That lasted until Dr. Frohock found his own vessel—a 1D 35 sailboat he named War Horse. It's a contender every Wednesday in CORA's weekly race and won the group's "Boat of the Smooth Sailing Dr. Jeffrey Frohock is at the helm of his career, his family, and his passion for ocean racing – BY STRATTON LAWRENCE

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