Lowell Peterson’s story is an incredible narrative of a farm boy who grew up in central Wisconsin during the 1940’s and 1950’s, never imagining he might become a doctor. It wasn’t a childhood dream and there was no family legacy in medicine to uphold. Lowell’s was a path plotted by will and circumstance. Today after a 39 year career as a cardiologist, Lowell recounts how those choices created his Heartfelt Journey. From the rigors of college and medical school, to the long hours of hands-on experience during residency, fellowship and private practice, his vignettes of daily life and patient histories offer a vivid snapshot of what it is like to be a doctor during the “Golden Age of Cardiology.” And, in retelling his specific stories, Lowell reminds us how much we take for granted and how every individual’s life is a unique and amazing journey.