My name is David Finken. I’m a pediatrician at Children’s Physicians at University of Nebraska Medical Center. I have always enjoyed medicine, but I didn’t really figure out about pediatrics until late in medical school. I just really fell in love taking care of children. I liked how they interacted with their parents and how they interacted with me. It was just fun to take care of kids — way more fun than taking care of adults. I would hope they would describe me as a caring, compassionate, intelligent doctor who works with them as partners to try to ensure that their kids are healthy — both when they’re here for just well-visits as well as when they’re sick. Most patients don’t need any extra care than they would get at our office, but when we do have patients who need extra care from specialists or other experts, we are linked with specialists at Children’s. We communicate either by calling them, emailing them, or sending them messages through our electronic medical records system. It’s very easy to make sure that we’re communicating well with the other providers that would be taking care of any child’s care. A piece of advice that I would give to anybody who has children is to enjoy the process. There is no one perfect or right way to raise a child. If you are trying to compare yourself to other people either on social media or word of mouth, you’re always going to feel like you’re inadequate. Most people are darn good parents. It’s just a matter of trusting yourself, and there’s no perfect one way or right way to take care of a kid.
see research by David A. Finken M.D.
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Medical School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Residency: Creighton Nebraska Universities Health Foundation
This Provider Practices at:
Children’s Physicians, UNMC
4400 Emile St.
Omaha, NE 68105