Our newest physician, Dr Adam Mandel, is an Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon at Sarasota Orthopedic Associates. He took some time to sit with us and answer a few questions to get to know him on a more personal level. Take a look at our conversation:
What inspired you to become a physician?
I always was inspired to help people and strive to achieve health. Physicians help to not only cure disease but also to prevent it. I enjoy educating people as well as continually educating myself. Being a physician in an ever-changing world allows that.
I was always mechanically inclined. In medicine there are procedural jobs such as orthopedics. Being an athlete and mechanically inclined just matched me perfectly with orthopedics.
What do you love most about your job?
I enjoy the variety of cases that I do within my subspecialty. This includes trauma, sports cases, cartilage repair, tendon repairs, reconstructions, joint replacements. I also enjoy constantly meeting new people and learning of their lives and help to ease and cure their pain or problems. It gives me great personal satisfaction to be very gifted at what I do.
What is your biggest challenge?
Electronic medical records, constant changing in laws, regulations, and compliance issues always challenge me. Being a physician isn’t always as glorious as it seems to be played out on television.
If I weren’t an orthopedic physician what would you be?
I’d be a bartender on a beach.
Your proudest moment?
Becoming a father to two amazing children.
Where is the most interesting place you’ve travelled? Why?
Most interesting was to Italy. The people, culture, different way of life. It was all amazing to me. I kept thinking of nature versus nurture and what a different life I would have if I was born there instead of the United States.
Any hobbies? Activities?
Working out, running, paddle boarding, boating, wood-working.
What’s your next adventure?
Traveling. Definitely traveling.
Your guilty pleasure food?
I’m not a sweets kind of guy or dessert, but I love sushi.
Dr Adam Mandel is a Fellowship Trained and Board Certified Foot and Ankle Physician. He sees patients in our Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota offices. We are able to offer same day / next day appointments at any of our three locations and appointments may be may online at www.SOA.md or by calling 941-951-2663.