LeBauer HealthCare Burlington Station Welcomes Dr. Tracy McLean-Scocuzza
If you’re looking for a new doctor in the Burlington, NC, area, Dr. Tracy McLean-Scocuzza is now at LeBauer HealthCare Burlington Station and is accepting patients. She is board-certified in internal medicine and cares for adults. Learn more about Dr. McLean-Scocuzza and her dedication to understanding the patient perspective.
Health Explained in Your Terms
As a child, Dr. McLean-Scocuzza knew she wanted to pursue a career in medicine, but it was her experience with the medical system as a teenager that fueled her passion for communication from the patient’s perspective. Her mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness, and as an only child, Dr. McLean-Scocuzza often accompanied her mother to medical appointments. She struggled to understand all the terminology used by the doctors and nurses. This experience shaped Dr. McLean-Scocuzza’s dedication to explaining everything in clear, easy-to-understand terms that patients and families can understand.
Listening to You is Key
“Patients know their bodies better than I do,” says Dr. McLean-Scocuzza. “There have been situations in which if I had not been listening to the patient, I may have not diagnosed the problem.” In addition, Dr. McLean-Scocuzza works to tailor her treatment approach and any health-related goals to each individual patient. She understands that what works well for one patient may not be effective for someone else.
Furthermore, she encourages patients to listen to their own body closely. “If you have anything that isn’t normal for you going on, get to the doctor,” she says. “Taking care of symptoms early can help prevent complications.”
The Lesson of Perseverance
The value of perseverance is a lesson Dr. McLean-Scocuzza learned in medical school. “I learned to not give up and to always be inquisitive,” she says. “That persistence can help you figure out what is wrong with a patient and how to help them.”
In her time away from caring for patients, Dr. McLean-Scocuzza enjoys traveling with her husband, who has family in Italy. She also enjoys spending time with their rescue pets, a 12-year old Lab mix named Shiloh and Leo a tabby cat.
Ready to Schedule an Appointment?
If you would like to schedule an appointment, complete our online form or call the Burlington office at (336) 584-5659.