Introducing Dr. Monica Selak

hondurasMeet Monica Selak, M.D., the newest member of the Horizon Family Medicine physician team.

From a young age, Dr. Selak knew she wanted to become a doctor. It combines her love of people and science in a meaningful way. She considers it a privilege to care for individuals and help them achieve their health goals!

Dr. Selak chose family medicine because it offers a full scope of medicine — from prenatal care and obstetrics to preventative care, geriatrics and everything else. She likes the opportunity family medicine provides to get to know the whole family. And she is especially excited to practice OB in Johnston County! To get to know her better, we asked a few questions…

Where did you do your medical training? I attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio and completed my residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Why did you choose North Carolina? North Carolina is a great place to practice Family Medicine. It doesn’t hurt that the weather is great most of the year and the people are friendly! (Hmmmm….. Not sure what she thinks about the barbecue. We’ll ask that question next time!)

When you have 30 minutes of free time, what do you like to do? Cook or bake something.

What’s the #1 most played song on your playlist? “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?  Lady Mary Crawley from Downton Abbey. This is my favorite show! (And Season 5 is just around the corner!)

What do you miss most about being a kid? Having a summer break!

Would you rather: wash dishes, mow the lawn, vacuum the house or clean the toilet? I’d rather do laundry! (We keep asking this question, and no one would choose any of the above!)

Rollercoasters: love them or hate them? LOVE THEM

What’s the best book you’ve ever read? Mountains Beyond Mountains, a biography about Dr. Paul Farmer by Tracy Kidder. (We aren’t surprised at all by this choice as Dr. Selak has taken medical mission trips of her own — her photo here was taken on a medical mission trip to Honduras)

Dr. Selak is a wonderful addition to our practice! She provides much needed obstetrical care in this area and medical care for the whole family. For office location, phone number and hours, click here. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Selak.

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