Welcoming New General Neurologist: Tracy Bazan, M.D.
Providence Brain & Spine Institute
Where did you complete your training?
I attended medical school at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. It’s a small town about 25 miles north of the city. I completed my residency and neuromuscular fellowship at OHSU.
What brought you to Portland?
Apart from a few moves, I mostly grew up in Portland and Beaverton. It wasn’t until I left for medical school that I realized how much I liked living here. The vegetation makes Portland such a beautiful city. As it has grown over the years, I’ve enjoyed exploring several of the new restaurants and breweries that have popped up. If you ever want to take a trip to the coast or the mountain, it’s a relatively short drive.
What is your care philosophy?
I’ve always striven to provide compassionate care. We understandably focus on medical knowledge, which is a critical part of our profession, but that knowledge needs to be applied with compassion for our patients. People want to know that you are listening to them.
What life experience has taught or changed you the most?
Growing up with parents that immigrated to this country instilled several values in me at a young age. They came from Peru when I was one and a half years old. They taught me the importance of perseverance as I watched them work hard throughout my childhood to build the life they have today.
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