Join us in welcoming Dr. Laura Rabideau to our Primary Care- Wellesley team! Dr. Rabideau speaks Spanish and shares why she became a primary care physician with us.
When and why did you want to become a doctor?
I've wanted to be a doctor since I was very young, though my reasons have changed as I've grown. It started with a curiosity for the way the human body works, but after spending time in the research lab and in the clinic, I realized that seeing how all these discoveries and inventions end up impacting individual people is really what gets me up in the morning.
What do you like about the Tufts MC Wellesley practice?
Everyone is dedicated to providing excellent care in a warm, familiar environment. Someone took the time to put a long-handled shoe horn near the chair in one of the exam rooms so people can get their shoes on and off. I love that level of thoughtfulness.
What do you do in your spare time?
I had two children during my residency, so when I'm not in the clinic, I'm home with them! We enjoy cooking together. In Spanish, there is a saying "barriga llena, corazón contento" which means "full belly, happy heart".
What makes a good primary care doctor?
In addition to knowing how to keep you healthy, a good primary care doctor should be someone you feel comfortable with- someone who understands the things that matter to you in addition to your health. Also, a good primary care doctor needs to communicate effectively with everyone else involved in your care.
What makes you feel good about what you do?
I feel good when when I feel like my patients are getting the same level of care that I would expect for my own family.