Gastroenterologist and Wilmette resident Dr.Tara Troy has created a new style of gastroenterology practice with a more comprehensive approach that includes a dietitian and behavioral counselor. Troy emphasizes the importance of colon cancer screening. It is the second most common cause of cancer deaths, but only 50 percent of adults comply with recommended guidelines. Take heed of her words… as the doctor knows best. Here is how Troy stays on trend between patients.
IN HER EARBUDS
“On my commute, I listen to either a non-fiction book on Audible or a Sirius XM station like Alt Nation or Coffee House. At home, I listen to iTunes playlists with a mix of my long-time loves like Prince and Bon Jovi, newer favorites like The Revivalists and Portugal The Man, and trendy artists that my daughters insist that I MUST listen to such as Cardi B and all things Bruno Mars. When I am getting work done, I like slower songs by Peter Gabriel, Ray LaMontagne, and Ed Sheeran. At my new practice, I want to let the patients choose the music we listen to during procedures, as it has been shown to reduce anxiety and increase satisfaction.”
ON HER MOBILE
“I love to get my puzzle fix with the New York Times Crossword app or breaks for HQ Trivia. I watch Netflix while I am at the gym to get caught up on Arrested Development and Goliath. I use Amazon for everything—toothpaste, groceries, and office supplies for my new business. Doximity, New England Journal of Medicine and the American College of Gastroenterology do a wonderful job of keeping me up to date on the latest research developments in my field. Daily emails from Jetsetter get me excited about my next travel adventure.”
ON HER NIGHTSTAND
“I am a voracious reader with an insatiable appetite for learning. I read everything that the nonfiction authors David McCullough, Laura Hillenbrand, Michael Lewis, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Malcolm Gladwell write. I also love to learn about topics that influence my approach to practicing medicine and becoming a small business owner, such as Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek, Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, and The Hope Circuit by my former Penn professor and positive psychology pioneer Martin Seligman. On vacations, I finally dabble in fiction recommendations from my girlfriends, such as This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper, or rereading classics, like Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut.”