UT Regional One Physicians has welcomed Dr. Christian Jan Fuchs, MD, to the Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease practices at Regional One Health.
Dr. Fuchs practices in Regional One Health’s Adult Special Care Center in the Outpatient Center at 880 Madison Ave. He’s also an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
No two days are the same in medicine, and Dr. Fuchs said he appreciates the opportunity to help patients dealing with a variety of health concerns.
“My favorite part of being a physician is the combination of being able to help people while being sure that I will see something different every day,” he said. “My job is exciting, and I feel that if I have helped people, at the end of the day what could be better?”
Dr. Fuchs received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, completed his internal medicine residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh and his infectious diseases fellowship at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Fuchs graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering and a minor in economics at University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Fuchs said his patient care philosophy is based on helping people understand health is a set of small steps.
“Most people know some of what they need to do in order to be healthy, they just aren’t quite sure how to do it,” he said. “My goal when first meeting a patient is not to change their entire life in one visit, but instead to try to build a trust with them so that we can try to make small changes for better health over time.”
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