In many cases a trip to the doctor’s office doesn’t top the list of a child’s favorite things to do. Calming a fussy infant or distracting a toddler from an incoming needle are an everyday part of the job for pediatricians. The Longstreet Clinic’s newest pediatrician, Curtis D. Malcom, M.D., joins the Center for Pediatrics with a few extra tricks up his sleeve.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, Malcom was a kicker on the football team and, as a classically trained violinist, played in the school’s orchestra. Malcom went on to earn his medical degree at St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman. He recently completed pediatric residency training at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. Malcom is board eligible with the American Board of Pediatrics.
Back to those special tricks – among the interests he lists on his resume are horseback riding, traveling (he’s climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro), unicycle riding and juggling.
Malcom, who grew up in Roswell, Ga., with three brothers, credits a trip to the carnival with one of his siblings as sparking the interest in the latter two skills.
“Just like little boys, we convinced Mom and Dad to buy us juggling balls and a unicycle,” Malcom said, adding that he continued honing his skills in college with a group of student jugglers who performed for groups of children with disabilities and bible school classes, among others. “And it comes in handy as a pediatrician.”
So what made Malcom choose pediatrics as his medical practice specialty?
“I just enjoy that environment,” Malcom said. “Kids are happy. I like to see them change, grow and develop.”
Malcom will get to watch that happen at work and at home – he and his wife Christy have a month-old son, Clifton.
Dr. Malcom is welcoming new patients. Call (770) 535-3611 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
The highly trained pediatricians at TLC’s Center for Pediatrics are devoted to providing the highest quality and most comprehensive care for newborns, young children and adolescents in Northeast Georgia. Locations in Gainesville, Baldwin, Braselton, Buford and Oakwood have been certified as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home Programs by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. It was the first pediatric practice in Northeast Georgia to achieve this level of recognition under the NCQA’s 2011 PCMH Standards.
The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. (TLC), is an independent multi-specialty medical group owned and managed by physicians. Since 1995, TLC has grown to include more than 150 providers in some 16 specialties at locations in eight Northeast Georgia cities. TLC consistently ranks as one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top Physician Group Practices and is the third largest independent practice in Metro Atlanta.