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Welcome back, Happy Doc family! This week, we have the honor to present Dr. Gus W. Krucke, MD. Dr. Krucke completed his medical education at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 1991. He is board certified in Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine with special interests and skills in HIV, as well as Palliative Care. He is on active staff at Memorial Hermann Hospital and Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital. He is the 2010 recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. In addition, he received the GIMSPP Decade of Service Award in 2011. He is also an Associate Professor.
Highlights from the interview
Why Medicine: Dr. Gus states that his family was impacted by world war II, his family went from a very poor, war-torn background, to the U.S., which was very wealthy and very different. Dr. Gus was interested in helping humanity. Having these experiences with his family, he wanted to utilize his empathy to help individuals from all walks of life.
Why we love this conversation: Dr. Gus speaks candidly about the wide breadth of experiences that he has had as a physician. He provides his truths, experiencing many different fields of medicine in different eras of medicine and the changes he’s observed.
Dr. Gus explains how medicine has transitioned from a human-driven service to a for-profit model. We discuss that in order to make change, we need to come together as a community and fight for quality experiences with our patients. How might we come together, across specialties, to help build a brighter future?
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Here’s a video of Doctor Krucke in 2010 delivering a speech to medical students at White Coat Ceremony