The past few weekly blogs have provided insight to our physicians on a personal level with our one-on-one interviews. This week, we sit down with Trevor Born, MD, who is Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine. Dr Born is a Bradenton native with impressive local accolades and we’re so pleased he returned to Florida after completing his medical education.
What inspired you to become a physician?
A couple reasons: Seeing the positive role physicians have in their patients’ lives, including my family members. Also knowing that physicians are constantly challenged and driven to continue the learning process not only for themselves but to further advance their patient care abilities.
Why not? I was mainly drawn to orthopedics from my love for sports. I always thought, “Man, how awesome would it be to be the team doc for the Gators?” Coupled with the fact that building, architecture, and math were always passions of mine, the decision to pursue Orthopedics was a pretty easy one for me to make.
What do you love most about your job?
Establishing relationships with patients as I treat them for their chronic conditions or as they proceed on their journey to recovery from a serious injury. That about sums it up.
What is your biggest challenge?
Following Gator sports too much and their recent struggles? Really though, the most difficult struggle in today’s medical landscape is finding more time to care for and get to know my patients.
If I weren’t an orthopedic physician I’d be an ________
Architect, teacher, or musician.
Your proudest moment?
That would be whenever I receive a letter from a patient or their family members letting me know how thankful they were for the care I provided. Not many other moments out there make me feel as thankful and proud of my role as a physician.
Where is the most interesting place you’ve travelled? Why?
Yellowstone National Park. The natural wonders and wildlife, scenery, volatile terrain, and how much of it is still truly unknown makes it pretty interesting in my mind.
Any hobbies? Activities?
Guitar/music as I have been playing since middle school and there is never a party that could not benefit from a little guitar. When I have the chance I like following Gator sports and continuing to play golf, basketball, and tennis.
What’s your next adventure?
Starting a family.
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NOTE: Trevor Born, MD is Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine with a specialty in upper and lower extremities. You may read his professional medical biography by clicking here. Dr Born is one of 13 SOA physicians in four locations (Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Venice, and Bradenton). Sarasota Orthopedic Associates offers same day appointments when needed. Our commitment is to get our patients back on their feet, back to work, back in the game, and back to life.