After starting his career in a big city, Dr. Arvin Abueg finds the small community setting a “breath of fresh air.” He first practiced in the area in 2010 moving here from Brooklyn, New York. He returns to the area as a Family Practice physician for Quincy Medical Group practicing at our Canton and Keokuk clinics.
“When I first moved back here, I thought the move was a big difference for the better because I could relate to patients. I could talk to them. Back in New York, patients were just a number because there are so many. You don’t really develop that relationship with patients to be able to take care of them properly. Here you can.”
Those relationships start with connections with patients. As a Family Practice provider, Dr. Abueg feels he has a unique and special role in the lives of families, and it’s important for him to take time with each patient. “When I visit with a patient, it’s really a visit. It’s not I’m the physician, and you’re the patient. It’s a visit. Tell me about your family, I’ll tell you about mine. Let’s establish a healthy relationship, and as a result, we’ll be able to communicate better.”
Dr. Abueg received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines, and his medical degree from the University of the Philippines, Philippines. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Abueg enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife have a son, and they enjoy traveling and food.