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The Surfing Surgeon

The waves taught this Scripps doctor a lesson in longevity



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Scripps Clinic orthopedic surgeon Timothy Peppers, MD, often starts his day hanging 10 at Black’s Beach. A mini psychological vacation, he calls it. The 55-year-old La Jolla resident says surfing keeps him young and emphasizes to his patients the importance of overall fitness and an active lifestyle. Read how he helps patients stick to the activities they love here.

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