Meet Christine Davis, DO | UnityPoint Clinic® Family Medicine – Kettlestone

So I’m a family medicine physician so which basically means I do everything and that’s why I chose family medicine is because it’s something new and different every day. I originally thought I wanted to be a journalist and then when I was 12 years old my father was diagnosed with stage four Brain cancer. He lived for two years after that and during that time I saw the best and the worst of medicine and having been in that environment I knew that I could relate to patients and I knew that I could be there for them in some of the most difficult Moments in their lives and that’s really what drew me to medicine. I see people of all ages from newborns to people in nursing homes. I see well children, I see well woman exams. I have a particular interest in women’s health and pediatrics But I also see people for their diabetic checks and their blood pressure checks as well. My ideal way to spend a weekend would be Probably to be outside. I love to be active. My husband and I are big hikers. I do a lot of open water swimming and lakes and oceans and different things like that. I play both violin and piano. I’m really passionate about music. I’m also a really avid reader. I usually have three or four books going at a time and sometimes I read fantasy books You know everybody likes a good vampire novel every once in a while so… My husband makes me laugh all the time. He is just really funny and jokes with me all the time, he’s a goofball so… I think as a family medicine physician the most rewarding thing is taking care of families over a long period of time. My style or approach to medicine is truly being your partner and working together to make a decision about what’s best for you and what’s best for your health. I’m going to give you the most up-to-date research, and the most evidence-based medicine But I’m also going to talk to you about what works for you and for your family in that moment. I don’t want to just make your blood pressure or your weight or your lab values the discussion. I want to know why these things are happening. What’s going on in your life, what can we do besides just medicines to make sure that we are making you the most healthy that you can be.

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