For some reason, Dr. Weitz has always been attracted to medicine. Serving
as a medic in Israel starting at the age of 13, Dr. Weitz's love of
medicine has never wavered.
"I just really love what I do," said Dr. Weitz. "As a physician,
you make a difference and you live your life in a way that contributes
to the community. To me, that is very satisfying."
With his experience providing emergency medicine and pediatric medicine,
Dr. Weitz appreciates that he can bring his cross-training together in
the Emergency Department at Mile Bluff.
"I really enjoy seeing that I get immediate results when I help patients,"
said Dr. Weitz. "In the emergency department, you have seconds to
see what is going on with a patient and make a decision about what to do."
While quick decisions are necessary in the emergency department, Dr. Weitz
does take time to listen to patients and their family members. "In
patient care, I think the most important thing is listening," explained
Dr. Weitz. "When you read
Harrison's Textbook of Medicine, it tells us that 80 percent of the diagnosis the patient will tell you
if you listen, 15 percent will come for the physical exam, and the remaining
5 percent is the tests we perform. If the patient is going to tell me
what is going on with them, the best place is to start by listening to
In his spare time, Dr. Weitz likes to travel and see different cultures.
As a pilot, he also enjoys flying experimental aircrafts. He has also
taken an interest in learning how to cook vegan and vegetarian recipes.