Hancock Family Medicine – New Palestine’s newest physician Dr. Shawn Moore loves the diversity his job offers. “The communities Hancock serves are ideal for the kind of medicine I like to provide, because there are a lot of young families here with children, adolescents, and adults,” he said. “But there’s also a large older population. So, I really get to see and treat the wide variety of patients I enjoy.”
“My philosophy of care has a basis in helping patients understand their health in a way that’s accessible to them and allows me to become their partner in determining the best medical care to allow them to live their life in the way they most see fit,” Dr. Moore said.
He started at Hancock Health in August after serving under a family medicine doctor here during one of his rotations as a medical student. “She was a mentor of mine, and allowed me to see the nurturing, caring, responsible, effective organization that Hancock Health is,” he said.
The most rewarding part of his job is helping a patient through a difficult time. “Whether it’s a medical issue or something more personal to them,” he said. “Seeing the satisfaction or joy in their face as they’ve been able to overcome whatever issue they have—just being there, shoulder-to-shoulder as they go through their experiences—is really rewarding.”
Dr. Moore is particularly passionate about the increased focus on the social determinants to health. “For a patient, that really gets at not only what medical issues they have, but also what’s occurring in their lives,” he said. “Do they have stable access to food and shelter? What are the living conditions like in their neighborhood and communities? Do they have access to healthy groceries—so really taking into account the entirety of patients’ experiences and using that to try to help patients in the best way possible is exciting.”
As a father of four kids ranging in age from two to 10, Dr. Moore spends most of his time, when he’s not in the office, running from the baseball diamond to the soccer field. That’s fine by him: He’s an avid sports fan who loves his Colts, Pacers, and IU Hoosiers.
Are you in search of a primary care physician for yourself or your family? Learn more about the way physicians are making health possible at Hancock Family Medicine – New Palestine. Reach Dr. Moore directly by calling (317) 861-4171.