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Hanchek, Deborah, D.O.

Second Year Resident

Hanchek, Deborah, D.O.
Hometown
Copenhagen, New York
Undergraduate
Le Moyne College
Major in Biology
Medical School
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Office
Portland Family Medicine
Track
Undeclared

Why did I choose Middlesex?

I rotated at Middlesex as a fourth year medical student; from my first day I couldn't help but feel at home. The friendly atmosphere of the hospital was contagious!  I was searching for a small unopposed program, hopefully in Connecticut, with deep community roots.  I was intrigued by the 4 year curriculum which would provide the time to pursue my personal interests and continue my Osteopathic education.

About my track and future goals...

I have a strong interest in Integrative Medicine and Women's Health. I hope to personalize a track to incorporate these interests. Eventually I'd like to move back to a rural town and provided whole-spectrum care to the in which community I live.

When I'm not on call I'm...

Outdoors. I grew up in a rural town in Upstate New York so I feel most at home outdoors... hiking, biking, kayaking, gardening, skiing, snowmobiling. My belief is that sometimes the best medicine is a dose of sunshine.

A fun fact or two about me...

I've road tripped across the entire United States (New York to California and back), and I recently returned from a trip to Australia (note the koala picture).  I've been cliff-jumping, flown an airplane and ridden in a racecar.  My mentality is you should try everything once (except bungee-jumping).