Jeanne L. Hatcher, MD
Undergrad Institution; Degree and Major:
College of Charleston - BS Biology and AB Latin
Wake Forest School of Medicine
In practice since:
Otolaryngology with a subspecialty in laryngology
How did you choose your specialty?
Initial experience on the service as a third year medical student, followed by continued interest and skill as I stayed involved with the department.
What do you like MOST, and like LEAST, about your specialty?
What I like most is the specialized yet complex anatomy as it allows me to feel very proficient in my work. I like that patients are usually motivated and seek us out for improvement in their health and quality of life. I like least that it is a continually changing field and can at times provide some frustration with advocating for your patients to third parties such as employers, hospitals, and insurance companies.
In your opinion, what attributes are important in anyone choosing this specialty?