Posted: Thursday, December 5th 2013 at 10:11am
Pediatrician Malcom joins TLC with a few tricks up his sleeve
GAINESVILLE - In many cases a trip to the doctor’s office doesn’t top the list of a child’s favorite things to do. Calming a fussy infant or distracting a toddler from an incoming needle are an everyday part of the job for pediatricians. The Longstreet Clinic’s newest pediatrician, Curtis D. Malcom, M.D., joins the Center for Pediatrics with a few extra tricks up his sleeve.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, Malcom was a kicker on the football team and, as a classically trained violinist, played in the school’s orchestra. Malcom went on to earn his medical degree at St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman.
Back to those special tricks – among the interests he lists on his resume are horseback riding, traveling (he’s climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro), unicycle riding and juggling.
Malcom, who grew up in Roswell, with three brothers, credits a trip to the carnival with one of his siblings as sparking the interest in the latter two skills.
“Just like little boys, we convinced Mom and Dad to buy us juggling balls and a unicycle,” Malcom said, adding that he continued honing his skills in college with a group of student jugglers who performed for groups of children with disabilities and bible school classes, among others. “And it comes in handy as a pediatrician.”
So what made Malcom choose pediatrics as his medical practice specialty?
“I just enjoy that environment,” Malcom said. “Kids are happy. I like to see them change, grow and develop.”
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