My name is Dawn Gary and I’m a pediatrician at Children’s Physicians, Embassy Park.
I was a neonatal intensive care nurse first, and that really got me interested in becoming a pediatrician. I wanted to take these children from being little tiny babies clear up through adulthood.
My patients would describe me as caring, compassionate, a good listener — but still fun. I try to help them figure out what’s going on and then make the best decisions they can for a good, healthy outcome. I listen to what the parents have to say and what the child has to say — and then try to figure out what the problem is and what their possible treatments are.
We are part of a medical home — so that means that we’ve got all of Children’s services at our fingertips. We have social services, psychology services, lactation support, nurses who are qualified to give good triage advice, and also help us keep up and make sure everyone’s coming in for their preventative care checkups. If our patients need to see a specialist, we’re connected with Children’s — which has the best specialists in the area.
The best advice I can give to parents and families is to make each day special — and that goes back to the fact that even though we can’t cure everything, we can do something to make your day better.
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Medical School: University of Iowa
Residency: University of Iowa