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Physician couples share a love for medicine – and each other
2/3/2017

Some members of the Medical & Dental Staff share more than just a love of medicine. They also share a home address.
 
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked physician couples how they met, what they like to do together and the challenges of being married to a fellow physician.
 

Drs. Kari Oftedal Moreno and Patrick Moreno with their sons, Simon and Jonah

Patrick J. Moreno, M.D., LG Health Physicians Sports Medicine and Family Medicine East Petersburg, and Kari L. Oftedal Moreno, M.D., LG Health Physicians Family & Maternity Medicine

We met in college while studying ecology during a summer session in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

We’ve been married for almost eight years and together for about 13 years.
 
Like any parents juggling two jobs, trying to find the right work-life balance is probably the hardest. We can’t both go to a 7 a.m. meeting, for example. And it’s not all that romantic to both be charting in Epic after the kids go to bed.
 
We love and crave time together with our kids, Simon, 4, and Jonah, 2.  The beach is a necessary getaway during the warm months. Recently we have had some good times exercising together -- those t25 workouts are tough! Date nights are always fun. We are obsessed with all the good food here in Lancaster and really enjoy living in the city.
 



Drs. Craig Horvat and Terri Rapp at the beach


 

Craig P. Horvat, M.D., Pulmonary Associates of Lancaster, and Terri L. Rapp, M.D., Drs. May-Grant Associates
 
We met in 1990 at Muhlenberg College. We got married in 1998, when Craig was a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellow and Terri was an OB/GYN resident.
 
Since we have young kids (boys ages 14, 12 and 11), we have to make sure we’re not both on call on the same night. We also make sure at least one of us is able to make it to the kids’ games and other events. Our free time is taken up with their sports and school projects.
 
We enjoy meeting our college roommates – who also married each other -- in Las Vegas.  We also enjoy trying new restaurants, watching “The Blacklist” and “American Ninja Warrior” together and family trips to the beach.
 
We are both in independent practices, and we frequently bounce ideas off each other. Since we have expertise in different fields of medicine, we always have the opportunity to get a “curbside consult.”
 



Drs. Cynthia Kilbourn and Mark Rast at their daughter’s wedding

Mark L. Rast, M.D., LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Downtown, and Cynthia L. Kilbourn, M.D., MBA, LG Health Physicians Family & Maternity Medicine
 
We met in front of Dunlop Auditorium in 1982, as first-year medical students at the University of Pennsylvania. I (Mark) was riding my bike to class every day from a fairly significant distance. We got to talking about this and found we had a lot of common interests. Shortly after that we went on our first date. Soon we were together all the time! We bonded over the hard work of med school, our mutual interest in full-spectrum family medicine, vegetarian food, music and common political interests.
 
We got married in 1987, just after medical school graduation, and matched together in Family Medicine. We completed residency together in California and several years later headed back to Pennsylvania to be closer to our families. We have been in Lancaster in our current Family Medicine Residency faculty positions since 1996.
 
We will celebrate our 30th anniversary this year. We have three wonderful grown children: Becca, 26, Jordan, 24, and Emma, 21. Becca just got married this summer and resides in Lancaster with her husband.
 
Probably the biggest challenge of being married to a fellow physician is time management. We did a lot of juggling as we raised our family of three. The second biggest challenge when you are both family physicians is to leave as much work as possible at the office! I am sure our kids got tired of us talking (anonymously of course) about cases. We used to have a “shop-talk” alarm that we would sound at dinner.  We have worked hard to make sure we have time together as a family and couple.
 
We love travelling, hiking, doing yoga together, going to music festivals, hanging out with our kids and their friends, and trying to make the world a better and fairer place. Cynthia has a special interest in yoga and wellness programs. I spend much of my free time playing music (banjo).

 
 

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