Meet the Doc Mondays at BetterMed ~ Dr. Mark Rausch

Mark Head ShotToday we’re going to take a few moments to get to know Dr. Rausch in our new series, “Meet the Doctors Monday”.  Not only is Dr. Rausch one of the doctors you’ll meet when seeking care at one of our urgent care centers, he’s also the CEO of BetterMed. Let’s get to know our doctors, shall we? Where were you born? Raised? Born in Queens, NY and  Raised in New Jersey   Where do you wish you’d been born and raised? Why? Colorado Mountains.  Skiing. Snow Boarding, Mountain Biking,   Super hero powers you wish you’d been born with? Mind Reading like Professor Charles Xavier   Favorite pet growing up? Family dog Pebbles.   Favorite activity as a youngster & why? BMX racing. Adrenaline junkie   Why did you get into emergency care? Once again, adrenaline junkie   What was your biggest hurdle as a med student? Not playing foosball in the student lounge and attempting to study in the library   What obscure or unexpected class did you struggle with in undergrad? Physics   At what moment did you know you wanted to be a doctor? Watching E. L. Clemens perform surgery.   Where did you study— undergrad and medical school? University of Richmond, Eastern Virginia Medical School   Craziest thing you’ve seen working in an ER? The best stories are the ones that are not appropriate for this blog. Let’s just say one patient told me he “slipped in the shower.”   Weirdest midnight snack? Cold chili   How do you balance working long/late hours as an ER doctor? Seeking adrenaline in my recreational activities.   What actor would play you if you were cast as a character in ER or Grey’s Anatomy or something like that? Why? The older ladies call me McDreamy.  Everyone else thinks I’m John Carter.   Favorite recreational activity? Mountain Biking   Guilty pleasure TV show/movie? Go on, we won’t judge? Dexter. Man is it creepy.   Any other random factoid that we should know about you? My innate ability to mimic accents.   Say hello to Dr. Rausch in the comment section below!