This week, Georgia Urology’s Dr. Darrell J. Carmen took the time to answer three questions related to him and his field of medicine. Georgia Urology is the largest urology practice in Atlanta and the Southeast and has been Georgia’s leader in urology since 1975.
- What’s one thing that has surprised you about being a doctor?
I have been surprised at the barriers to coordination of care from ingrained behavior, regulations, economic, and political influence. There is room for improvement.
- What three characteristics do you think makes a great doctor?
Dedication — dedication to help others.
Attitude — a compassionate and caring personality.
Motivation — motivation to focus and complete the task at hand regardless of how complex it is.
- Do you have any advice for people studying to be a doctor in your field of medicine?
You hear the phrase, “lifelong learning in medicine.” People that go into medicine typically are curious people. They want to help solve problems. The information given is usually fragmented and requires processing a lot of data to come up with a solution.
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