Featured Clinician: Eric Schuck, MD, FAAP

Posted on Wed, Nov 09, 2016
Featured Clinician: Eric Schuck, MD, FAAP

The heart and soul of our practice are our clinicians. Meet Eric J. Schuck, MD, FAAP, assistant site medical director of the emergency department at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Years with EmCare: 3 years.

Years practicing medicine: 19 years.

Why did you decide to become a doctor? Why did you choose your specialty? I decided to become a doctor to serve others. I chose pediatric emergency medicine because I love caring for children and families. They are vital to our future!

What career did you want to pursue when you were younger? I wanted to be a physician!

Describe one of your greatest professional accomplishments. I was able to diagnose a 15-month-old with leukemia after others had failed.

What is in the pockets of your lab coat? I don’t wear one. It scares the patients!

What would be your ideal category on “Jeopardy”? “Movies” or “80s Music”

How do you stay organized at work? I always have my smart phone and iPad.

What are your tips for “leaving work at work” and not getting burned out professionally? I immerse myself in my family when I hit the front door.

How are you Making Healthcare Work Better®? I’m focused on driving efficiency, teaching our advanced practice providers and serving as medical staff president.

What’s the best advice you’ve received about work or life? Your kids are only young once – don’t miss it!

What do you enjoy outside of work? My kids, going to church and fitness activities.

What qualities make a successful doctor? Focusing on service, compassion and a desire to learn and teach.

How would your co-workers describe you? I think they’d say that I’m humorous, committed and fair.

Tell us something that most people at work don't know about you. I love to sing!

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or historical, who would you choose and why? Ronald Reagan, because he was the last true American leader with integrity.

What are you currently reading? “Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America” by Donald Trump

What’s your favorite TV show? “Vinyl” on HBO.

What personal accomplishment are you most proud of? My children – all five of them!

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