Physician Q&A With Dr. Christopher Buzas

Dr-Christopher-BuzasA colon and rectal surgeon at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Dr. Buzas is also president-elect of the Keystone Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He has published multiple articles on colon and rectal surgery and is active in research.

Dr. Buzas was one of PAMED's Top Physicians Under 40 in 2017. PAMED caught up with him for this Q&A:

Q: Why did you become a physician?

A: I became a physician so that I could make a positive impact on my community. It is very satisfying to see my patients back in the office after I treat them and see that I have made their life better.

Q: What inspires you in your practice?

A: Obviously, my patients are the people who inspire me the most.  Also working with residents and medical students keeps me on my toes and they make sure that I stay up to date on all the new advances in medicine.

Q: What are the biggest challenges of being a young physician?

A: One of the biggest challenges that I face as a young physician is the fact that some medical problems can't be cured. Every time I see a patient in the office, I have an expectation to cure them of whatever medical issue they are seeing me for. Unfortunately, sometimes problems, such as cancer, can't be cured and that is difficult to handle.

Q: What do you do to achieve work/life balance?

A: Although my job can sometimes be overwhelming, I make sure to set aside time in my day to spend with my wife and my children. Even when I have a bad day at work, five minutes after I get home and spend time with my family, I forget about the bad day I had.

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