Frederick Pelz, MD, FACP
WHAT CAN A PATIENT EXPECT WHEN THEY HAVE YOU AS A DOCTOR?
A patient can expect an affable, caring, knowledgeable physician who will have their interests placed ahead of anything else.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR IN A DOCTOR PATIENT RELATIONSHIP AND WHY?
Trust. The patient should have trust in their doctor or find another one. It is difficult to build a healing relationship if trust is lacking.
WHAT HOBBIES OR ACTIVITIES DO YOU ENJOY WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING?
I enjoy spending time with my family, relaxing and reading a book.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR LINE OF WORK DO YOU FIND THE MOST REWARDING AND WHY?
Establishing positive relationships with patients. I enjoy long term relationships and getting to know the patient as a person with all the idiosyncrasies that entails.
Bachelor of Arts, Biology; University of Wisconsin; Madison, WI; 1973
University of Wisconsin Medical School; Madison, WI; 1977
Baptist Memorial Hospital; Memphis, TN; 1978
Baptist Memorial Hospital; Memphis, TN; 1980
Awards, Certifications & Memberships
- American College of Physicians
- Memphis Medical Society
- Tennessee Medical Association