Getting to Know the Doctor: Randall D. Stoesz, MD
The relationship between physician and patient is very important and can be personal. We want you to be able to connect with your doctor at a personal level to create a lasting relationship. In this edition of our blog, we asked Dr. Stoesz several questions about his personal life so you can get to know him better. Enjoy!
Why did you become a pediatrician?
“I have always been drawn to children. During medical school, I was rotating through obstetrics. A baby was delivered, and I was supposed to be paying attention to the mother, but I realized I wanted to be with the baby. A that moment, I decided to be a pediatrician.”
What do you love the most about your family?
“Our family values of helping other and creation care.”
Tell us something about yourself that makes you unique.
“I am a volunteer ‘tree steward’ for the city of Indianapolis. This allows me to help provide the trees of our community the best care possible.”
What is the coolest/most unique thing you have ever done?
”I spent a week on Budapest, Hungary helping build a house for Habitat for Humanity with my father, brother, and President Jimmy Carter.”
What is your ideal vacation?
“I enjoy active vacations within nature or in a different culture.”
What do you like to do during your free time?
“Family time is my #1 priority, as my wife and kids are everything to me. I love bicycling, as I even bicycle to the office when the weather is nice. Woodworking is a passion of mine. I enjoy seeing a piece of wood become something. Finally, I enjoy cooking!”
If you had to pick one word to describe yourself, what would that be?
What makes Carmel Pediatrics special to you?
“Great people with a shared mission to provide quality health care to children and their families.”
Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?
“I have a passion for proving care for children with disabilities.”