Physician Spotlight: Michelle Gooch, MD

Physician Spotlight: Michelle Gooch, MD

by | March 4th, 2016
  
  1. Web_Michelle_Gooch-9805-EditWhat inspired you to begin working in obstetrics and gynecology?

I was inspired to work in Obstetrics and Gynecology in medical school when I realized it was the perfect combination of everything I loved about medicine. I am able to work with a generally healthy patient population and become a partner in their medical care. I love that I get to know and care for women throughout the various stages of life. I begin with preventative health care in the teen years, follow women through pregnancies and childbirth and then help them through the menopausal transition.

  1. Why are you passionate about working in this area of health care?

I am passionate about this field of medicine because it allows me to practice preventative medicine and teach women how to prevent disease and optimize their health. I also enjoy being a part of the childbirth process and watching families grow and develop.

  1. How is the relationship with your patients important to you?

My relationship with patients is important to me because I believe trust and confidence in your provider is essential to providing optimal healthcare. I want women to know that I truly care about them and their health and will always strive to be the best physician I can be for them.

  1. What are a few of your favorite things to do around the Austin area?

I feel very fortunate to have grown up here in Austin. I love everything this city has to offer. I enjoy kayaking on Lady Bird Lake, running the Hike and Bike trail and taking in the live music scene.

  1. Tell us what patients can expect during their first visit with you.

At a patient’s first visit they can expect me to take a thorough health history, explain any procedures and tests needed, perform an exam and give a detailed explanation of their plan of care. I also leave plenty of time for patient questions and education.

  1. What is your favorite part about being a physician?

My favorite part of being a physician is the relationships I develop with my patients. It is fun to know people through all the stages of their lives and to help them maintain good health.

  1. Share with us some of your favorite hobbies!

I enjoy reading, running, cooking and spending time with my family.

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