Q&A with David Bass, Cardiologist Who Recently Joined Oswego Health
Q. What makes you different from other cardiologists?
A. There are a lot of amazing cardiologists throughout the world. I have been fortunate to have had amazing mentors and I’m constantly striving to learn from the greatest thinkers in my field. I pride myself in constantly staying on top of my field, one that has seen a great deal of change and innovation since I initially began my training.
Q. What does your job entail?
A. My job is to share my knowledge with my patients and their families so that they have the latest and greatest treatment options available to them. I want my patients to always feel welcome when they come to see me in the office. One-size-fits-all does not apply in cardiology. Everyone should be given the knowledge and the options available and then be given the chance to pick what’s best for them.
Q. Why did you become a cardiologist? What’s your passion?
A. I really felt that my calling to cardiology was to address the incredibly high burden that cardiovascular disease has on society. By helping improve access to care, I can help people live longer, healthier lives. This truly is where my passion lays. When heart disease is left untreated, it can lead to a shorter life with debilitating symptoms. In the modern-day era, very complex and severe diseases can be treated in a way that in many instances allows folks to go back to their normal day-to-day lives, back to doing what they love and are most passionate about. I am passionate about being a life-long learner, which is really an essential thing in my profession today.
Q. What are you looking forward to most as far as being a part of Oswego Health and helping patients in this community?
A. I’m really pleased and excited to work with a wonderful team that serves an amazing community. I know Oswego Health takes a lot of pride and puts a huge emphasis on patient safety and wellbeing of the Oswego community, and that’s extremely important to me. Cardiovascular disease can have a very negative impact on a community. Prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease can prolong life, alleviate symptoms of heart disease, and can improve functionality, and help folks live a longer and happier life.
Q. What’s a personal thing you’d like to share about you to let the community know a bit more about you?
A. My amazing wife and I have three lovely kids. I love to hike, cross-country ski, and just admire the beautiful natural landscape of New York state! I also enjoy art exhibits and concerts.
Before joining Oswego Health Cardiology, physician David Bass received his medical degree in 2011 from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated with honors in internal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. Most recently he was a full time non-invasive cardiologist at St. Lawrence Health System/Canton Potsdam Hospital. He is also a clinical instructor of department of medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
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