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Debbie McGinn, MD – Improving health and healing people | Northern Arizona Healthcare


– I always wanted to
be a physician, always. When the family that adopted me bought me a medicine bag, I cried
because it was pink. And they said, why
are you crying? I said, I want a doctor’s bag. And so they actually took
back the little plastic bag and got a black plastic
bag, and I just, that was it, I was in heaven. I think my favorite part
about being a physician is the human interaction. The interaction with patients, and it’s humbling
that they trust you. I wanna hear what’s most
important for my patients. I wanna hear how we
can best serve them, how we can best assist them. Basically, I play a
role as a conduit. I hear them, and
then I see what, which way we can best achieve
those goals for the patient. I want patients to know that I too was a patient and
understand what that’s like. And understand how
vulnerable you can be. And I want them to know
that I will try my best to help them to achieve
their idea of wellness and their idea of a
good quality of life. There are two things
that I wish I could do. One is to paint, and the
other is to play lead guitar. I play rhythm guitar, but I’ve always wanted
to play lead guitar. I sang professionally for years and was in the Eastman
School of Music as a child. I opened for Hank
Williams Junior when I was 11 or 12 years old. And I enjoy learning,
that’s what medicine is. You get to learn
your whole life. (upbeat music)

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