Dr. Andras Szabo, Internal Medicine
“I believe, as my practice philosophy, that to be a good physician
you need to care, you need to be competent, and you have to communicate.”
When delivering quality health care to his patients, Dr. Andras Szabo likes
to refer to what he calls the three C’s – care, competence
and communication. This guiding principle has helped him for over two
decades as a doctor and it’s one he shares with Cortland Regional
Medical’s Internal Medicine team.
Originally from Hungary, Dr. Szabo graduated from the Debrecen University
School of Medicine before coming to America in 1995 where he worked as
a resident as part of the Cleveland Clinic Health System in Cleveland,
Ohio. Attracted to smaller, tightly-knit communities, he spent time practicing
in South Dakota which had both vibrant Hungarian and Native American populations.
After moving to New York, Dr. Szabo practiced in Binghamton for 15 years
at a larger healthcare organization. Eager to work again in a smaller,
community and based on the feedback from colleagues who had relocated
to the area, he made the decision to come to Cortland Regional Medical Practice.
Using his expertise in internal medicine for adults, Dr. Szabo helps treat
individuals from all over the region, focusing on care that is specially
tailored to their individual needs. He treats patients holistically –
acknowledging the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of each individual.
“I’ve always said I’m more interested in what kind of
patient has the disease than what kind of disease the patient has,” he says.
Dr. Szabo stresses that while making healthy lifestyle choices are important,
one of the best things you can do for yourself is to find a primary care
physician you can trust and to visit them regularly.
Dr. Szabo finds the close-knit community one of the most rewarding aspects
of working at Cortland Regional Medical Practice. He credits his team
of nurses and frontline staff as well as Cortland Regional’s administration
for their support and dedication serving the patients who come through
his door every day.
Debrecen University School of Medicine
Huron Hospital - Cleveland Clinic Health System
American Board of Internal Medicine
Preventive medicine, palliative medicine, population medicine, integrative
medicine, patient safety and education, geriatrics, mental health, functional
medicine and cardiovascular diseases.