Arturo Blanco, MD

Mar 30, 2022 | Team Member Spotlights

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What is your specialty?

Family Medicine 

Why did you choose your specialty?

I enjoy working with and getting to know people. Thanks to working in family medicine, I am able to see a variety of people and their families. The connections I have made and being able to watch these families grow, reinforce my decision on a daily basis.

What do you like most about being a doctor?

Helping people with their physical ailments is the obvious thing I like most, but I also enjoy ministering to my patients spiritually, as well. My Christian faith is very important to me and witnessing to my patients and having them witness to me makes my career that much more enjoyable.

If you weren’t a doctor, what would you do?

I would be an architect. I enjoy looking at the skylines in cities when I travel. The various styles of architecture found across the country are very interesting to me. Architects do not just design buildings or communities; they directly contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of citizens.

How do you ensure your patients feel heard during their visit?

I always ask open-ended questions.  I enjoy the dialogue and want my patients to feel comfortable talking to me without feeling they are being rushed. 

What is something that people may be surprised to know about you?

I have been blessed to be a part of medical mission work in many countries including Colombia, Peru, Haiti, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. These trips have allowed me to work with underprivileged people in a way that brought me much joy while, more importantly, helping them. Over the years, I have been able to care for thousands of people who do not have access to medical care, and I have even delivered a few babies.

Why did you choose St. Dominic’s?

I enjoy being a part of the St. Dominic’s because I  feel like I am an important part of this team of physicians. I truly believe this is the best group in Mississippi.

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