Day In The Life: Dr Juliana Korth

Medical professionals play a major role in caring for the community in the UAE. From solving health ailments, tending to the needs of patients, and providing the right guidance to live healthier lives, their contributions to society are immeasurable.

Dr Juliana Korth, Internal Medicine Specialist at Allied Medical Center, is a great example of giving back to the community by tending to the needs of patients. 

Originally from Brazil, Dr Juliana Korth has over 25 years of experience in the medical industry, and has helped people improve their lives for the better in the United States of America, Azerbaijan, and Brazil. 

After working around the world, in 2009, Dr Juliana Korth moved back to Brazil, where she opened up her own practice, and then moved to UAE.  

In this feature, Dr Juliana Korth shares with Connector, one of the most difficult and emotionally challenging cases she has had to treat, to what motivates her to work in the medical industry.

How does the day begin before heading into work?

I wake up about two hours before my first morning consultation, between 6am to 6.30am and wake my son up and prepare breakfast for the family, with the help of our nanny. After eating, we say goodbyes, and as he enters the school bus, I go to work. 

What was the most difficult case you have had to treat?

In 2015, an elderly Italian patient with dementia and terminal liver disease was bedridden and I had to consult her at home for two months, until she passed away holding my hand. It was not difficult per se, but I got very professionally and emotionally involved, and that is why I remember this particular case.

What motivates you to keep coming back to work?

I know that just the fact that I am able to do what I love and help others in the process is a great blessing and also a calling. 

How did you find your niche in the medical field?

I never looked for a niche. I remember in my first year of medicine wanting to be a surgeon, but soon I changed to general medicine. I always wanted to be a multitasker physician. 

After a busy work day, what do you like to do to unwind?

Cooking at home, watching TV, or playing a board game with my son and my husband. 

What are some of your dreams and aspirations with your career?

My career has been a real roller coaster from the start. I have practiced in four different countries and starting anew is never easy. I do not have a dream or an aspiration that I can recall, just doing my best for the people that seek my help is fulfilling enough. 

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