Wacoan magazine features Cardiologist Brain Barnett’s most memorable moment in medicine


The Wacoan magazine interviewed Dr. Brian Barnett, cardiologist with Waco Cardiology Associates and Ascension Providence, for its “Memorable Moments in Medicine” feature. Find the article here.

I go back to what made me want to be a doctor in the first place. My mom worked for a local doctor here in Central Texas. I’d get off school in the afternoons and do my homework sitting in his office. When I was done with homework, I would make rounds with him in the hospital. I had my stethoscope before I had a driver’s license. And to put a stethoscope on and hear your first heart murmur as a 12-year-old, to have someone explain what that is — I can’t even begin to tell you what a memorable, impactful experience that [was for] me. He was a private practice physician in a small town, so if someone needed him, he was just a phone call away. That was always my ambition, to go to a place where my patients were a phone call away. So a combination of years of moments as a kid made the way I practice what it is here in Waco.