My name’s Mary Gordon and I’m an osteopathic physician specializing in cardiology. I love helping people. When I was in
kindergarten my mother went back to school to become an RN and as I was growing up I remember her
studying for exams and doing flashcards with her and when I
graduated from college it just seemed a natural fit to go to
medical school to continue in a health care profession. I see patients who are as young as in
their teens all the way up to their nineties and
one hundreds even who have issues with cardiac problems
and those can vary from a rhythm disturbance in the heart to
heart failure to blocked arteries in the heart we see a
little bit about everything every day. I have two rules of medicine.
The first one I learned from a professor long ago is
listen to your patients. People always know what’s wrong with
them they may not know how to tell me in medical terms but they can tell me what
the problem is long as I just listen. And the second
rule is to treat everybody as though they’re a member of my family.
Every person I see should be thought of as if they’re my mother, my father, my husband, my children because truly
that’s the care I want them to be getting I love my job there are many aspects of my
job I find very rewarding it there’s two things that particularly
make it easy to get out of bed in the morning. The first is knowing that I get to make a
difference in people’s lives every day I get to watch them get better and help
them stay better and the second is knowing I get to work as part of a team of
professionals whose goal is to keep people healthu.