SouthCoast Health - Dr.Mccormack
Southcoast health is a multi-specialty, physician-owned medical group with over 120 physicians and
Describe the moment you decided you wanted to be a doctor.
While I was in high school my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. Watching her path through the medical system helped me realize my passion for helping people.
What have you learned from your patients that you never could have learned from any class or operating room?
You can be taught the medical skills and knowledge required to practice medicine in a classroom, but interacting with patients teaches medical students the art of medicine. If you don’t learn to interact and gain trust from your patients, you will fail as a physician.
What is one thing we can do as patients to stay healthy in 2016?
Keep working to quit smoking. Even if you have tried to quit and failed before, keep trying! Each time you try to quit, you are more likely to succeed.
What is your favorite thing to do on your days off?
Spending time with my family and friends as much as possible, cooking, eating, and around this time of year, watching college football.
What makes the South a special place to practice medicine?
The people and the natural beauty of the South make it special for me. I have always felt so blessed to grow up on the coast in Jacksonville, Flordia and now to live in the unrivaled beauty of Savannah’s historic, lowcountry charm, it couldn’t be any better.