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Meet Dr. Dunlap
- What made you want to become a pediatrician?
I grew up as an older cousin in a large extended family and spent a lot of time babysitting when I was younger. I have always loved taking care of kids. Being a doctor for children seemed like the perfect combination of a fun, interesting and rewarding career.
- What would you be doing if you weren’t a doctor?
If I weren't a doctor, I would be an elementary school teacher.
- What’s one thing you’d like to tell parents about keeping their child healthy?
It's true — breakfast is very important! A healthy morning meal provides energy to help get rid of that sleepy feeling and to start the day on a good foot.
- Who’s the most famous person you’ve ever met?
I met Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps when I was in college at the University of Michigan. He was training with the swim coach there, and competed in an event where he broke several pool records on campus. He was signing autographs afterward so my friends and I stayed to meet him. It was so fun to cheer him on in the summer Olympics a few years later.
- What’s the most unrealistic medical movie/TV show you’ve ever seen?
I admit to occasionally watching shows like Grey's Anatomy and ER, but I'm surprised how they never seem to wash their hands.
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