Meet the Doc Mondays at BetterMed ~ Dr. Paulo Gazoni

Here is another installment of “Meet the Doc Monday” at BetterMed.   Dr. Paulo Gazoni is one of the many Board Certified Emergency Physicians you will see at BetterMed. He is also the Medical Director of our new facility in the Tri-Cities area off Puddledock Road and Temple Avenue. Let’s find out more about him.

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Born and Raised?

Born in San Paulo, Brazil, lived there until age 6, and then raised in Northern Virginia

 

Where do you wish you’d been born and raised? Why?

Hawaii. Warm and sunny

 

Super hero powers you wish you’d been born with?

The ability to fly

 

Favorite pet growing up?

Family dog

 

Favorite activity as a youngster & why?

Playing soccer with my family

 

Why did you get into emergency care?

Because I can’t concentrate more than 30 minutes at a time

 

What was your biggest hurdle as a med student?

The first two years of medical school because of all the test taking

 

What obscure or unexpected class did you struggle with in undergrad?

Linear algebra

 

At what moment did you know you wanted to be a doctor?

When my father told me to – just kidding 🙂

 

Where did you study— undergrad and medical school?

William and Mary,  Medical College of Virginia

 

Craziest thing you’ve seen working in an ER?

Maggots and flies coming out of an arm wound

 

Weirdest midnight snack?

Fried tofu

 

How do you balance working long/late hours as an ER doctor?

Great family support

 

What actor would play you if you were cast as a character in ER or Greys Anatomy or something like that?

Dean Cain

Favorite recreational activity?

Soccer

 

Guilty pleasure TV show/movie? Go on, we won’t judge?

Justified

 

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