Cheryl A. Basden, DO
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I am a board-certified family practice physician that comes from a family of physicians. My father was a family practice doctor, along with two of my brothers. Our dream was to open a "family" practice facility. Instead, the cold winters in Michigan drove me to Georgia, where I have lived for over 20 years.
About my practice
I am a DO, which is a doctor of osteopathic medicine. This means that my treatment philosophy includes both a holistic and a traditional approach. I like people to participate and understand their care. For example, if a patient has a headache, I do not simply prescribe a pill and ask them to contact me if the symptoms persist. Instead, I explain what lifestyle changes may be contributing factors, have them keep a headache diary and prescribe medication. My goal is for the patient to understand what is triggering the headaches, and therefore, less medication (or maybe no medication) will be needed in the long-term.
How I thrive
I thrive through my family and faith. My goal is to enjoy my life and realize that each day is a blessing. I attempt to exercise three times each week, although I am not always successful. I am a "people person," and I thrive through my interactions with our members. I also enjoy various activities such as golfing, fishing, horseback riding and reading.