TAMPA, FLA - Are you ever curious about the real lives of politicians, celebrities, local newsmakers and athletes?
Each week, ABC Action News asks 10 questions of a Bay area leader, politician or even national celebrity.
We go beyond the questions that are news of the day. After all sometimes, we want know more about them. What's their favorite music? Greatest success? And who do they look up to?
This week, we hear from a local doctor whose literally changed thousands of live, giving families who struggled to have children, their greatest blessing.
Dr. Sandy Goodman with The Reproductive Medicine Group answers our 10 questions.
She specializes in treating patients with infertility issues and has extensive experience with a variety of infertility treatments.
I have attached the website to The Reproductive Medicine Group to give you more information on all her areas of expertise if you are interested, you can follow this link: www.floridafertility.com
Dr. Goodman has quite an impressive background. She received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
From there she attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
She then went to Harvard University's Brigham and Women's/Massachusetts General Hospital's Program for her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency where she also served the coveted role of the Administrative Chief Resident.
Dr. Goodman was not done yet! She then went on for her fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute.
In 2000, she joined The Reproductive Medicine Group and it has been a dream for her to help countless men and women start families.
She herself is the mother of three children, which she calls her greatest blessings.
We have featured Dr. Goodman in numerous stories here at ACTION NEWS.
I hope you enjoy reading her answers.......
1. What is your all time favorite movie or song?
"I Hope You Dance" Lee Ann Womack
2. Do you have a Smartphone? If so, what's your favorite app?
The Vault app serves as my back-up memory; Maps app gets me to my destination safely; and of course, ABC Action News app keeps me up-to-date on traffic, weather and the world!
3. Who do you count as your mentor(s)?
Dr. Howard Zacur, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute; Dr. Elizabeth Ginsburg, Harvard Medical School Hospitals
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4. What was your very first job?
5. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
I wish I was a little less compulsive, a little less of a perfectionist, a little more type B.
6. What do you consider your greatest success?
My 3 amazing children, Danny, Jon and Becca and having a role in helping thousands of childless couples to be blessed with the greatest gift of becoming parents through our work at The Reproductive Medicine Group
7. Tell us something about you most people don't know?
I was president of my college sorority.
8. If you could have dinner with any three people, living or dead, who would they be?
Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller and Charles Krauthammer
9. What is in your fridge right now?
Fresh fruits, vegetables, greek yogurt and fish.
10. If you could have a different career, other than what you're doing now, what would it
Daily, as a physician at The Reproductive Medicine Group, I am blessed with the opportunity to be able to use medical, surgical, low tech and high tech treatments to help couples emotionally and physically struggling with the inability to become pregnant, overcome their infertility and achieve their dream of becoming parents. Each new life brings possibilities of changing and improving the world, transforming the parent's lives in the most wonderous ways, forever. I cannot imagine being in any other career that would bring me greater fulfillment or joy than being a Reproductive Endocrine/Fertility physician.
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