What’s Up Doc: Doctor Christopher M. Furey, Family Medicine

We talked to several of Rhode Island's 237 Top Doctors on why they chose medicine as a career and how, to them, it's more than a job.

We talked to several of Rhode Island’s 237 Top Doctors on why they chose medicine as a career and how, to them, it’s more than a job. Meet Doctor Christopher M. Furey, Family Medicine.

Photo by Alex Gagne.

 

Doctor: Dr. Christopher M. Furey

Specialty: Family Medicine

Hospital Affiliations: KENT

 

Why did you choose medicine as a career?

The reason for picking medicine was because I wanted to do something where I could really have an impact on people’s lives and help people make positive changes.

 

Was it something you always wanted to do from childhood?

I did not always want to do medicine. I was originally planning on going to school to become a teacher.

 

How did you learn to relate to/connect with your patients and what they’re going through?

One of the nice things about family medicine and primary care is that you get to see people and get to know them over time by building relationships with them. You seem them when they are healthy and when they are sick so relating to them comes naturally.

 

What are your other interests? What do you do for fun?

I spend time with my wife Marissa and three-year-old daughter. There’s not a whole lot of spare time though.

 

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