Father’s medical treatment inspires son to become doctor
When it comes to having smart parents, Dr. George’s mom and dad are rocket scientists. Really.
“They worked for NASA. My dad worked on the Hubble telescope, and my mom worked on solid rocket booster designs, ”Dr. George said.
The northern Alabama native found his calling when his father was treated for a rare form of brain cancer.
“I got to see them taking care of my dad and I said, ‘I want to do that,’” Dr. George said.
He became a family medicine doctor and now sees patients at Medical Group of the Carolinas – Family Medicine – Boiling Springs.
Dedicated to service
Dr. George believes in public service. He regularly takes part in medical mission trips. He served the urban poor and refugees in Memphis for a year.
He attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville.
“The medical school was new, and I was part of the first class,” Dr. George said.
During medical school, he formed a campus chapter of the Christian Medical and Dental Association. “I wanted to create a community. Medical school is tough already.”
Dr. George may be done with medical school, but he’s not done learning. The doctor is currently pursuing a master’s in medical informatics – the science of applying data to the treatment of patient populations.
“A computer isn’t a glorified file folder,” Dr. George said. “You can apply data to making a patient’s condition better.”
More than data
Beyond the technology, however, is the need to establish strong relationships with patients.
“There has to be a mutual trust and a feeling of connection,” Dr. George said.
He looks forward to the relationships he will forge with his patients at MGC – Family Medicine – Boiling Springs.
“Patients aren’t just a disease or condition to treat,” Dr. George said. “I care for their health, but I care about them.”
Are you looking for a family medicine doctor? Make an appointment with Dr. George. Call 864-560-3650.