Physician enjoys teamwork at hospital and home
An IU Health Arnett Release
Dr. Makana Edwards, interventional radiologist at IU Health Arnett, first witnessed the importance of teamwork in healthcare when he was 15 and injured his hand. From the surgeon to the nurses to the physical therapists, each member of the care team contributed to his recovery.
This group effort to help him heal inspired him to become a physician.
“I really enjoy helping people and working with others toward that same goal,” Edwards says. “Going through that team process from sickness to wellness is the best part of being a physician.”
Edwards has a great team of support at home as well: his wife and six children.
“Being a physician is awesome,” Edwards says, “but I found my true calling in being a husband and a dad.”
Edwards says his kids are so used to his career that they aren’t easily impressed by his work, even though interventional radiology uses some the latest medical technology.
When a family friend came over and fixed their washing machine, however, his kids were amazed.
“They said, ‘I wish you could fix that washing machine, Daddy,’” Edwards says.
Edwards spends his free time taking care of his kids. When asked how he balances his family life and the demands of becoming and being a doctor, he has a quick and simple answer:
“I have a really great wife.”
This story is part of a three part series focusing on our physicians as part of our celebration of National Doctors' Day on March 30. Check back later this week for the remaining part.