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An Interview with Dr. Heusch

In a recent interview with Dr. Heusch, she shared a few things about herself. This is the first of a set of interviews and blogs on our doctors here at Rainier Orthopedic Institute. These interviews are a part of a series to help patients of ROI get to know their doctors.

Here is a little bit about Dr. Wendy Heusch.

How many years of experience?

“11 years.”

How many years with ROI?

“11 years.”

What is your favorite joke?

“It’s all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone. It’s a dog joke!”

What is your favorite trip or vacation you have ever taken?

“Going to Hawaii with my family.”

How many pets do you have?

“I have three pets. They are all rescues. Daisy (cat) is 11 years old; Atticus (cat) is 3; and Gina (dog) is 9. Daisy has been blind since I adopted her at age 2. Gina was given up to a rescue due to spinal issues and I adopted her at age 8. I found Atticus as as stray. These are my three children!”

It sounds like you like working with and rescuing pets?:

“Yes, I am a member of the Cascade Animal Protection Society. I also support other animal shelters like the Oregon Humane Society and the Pacific Pug Rescue. I find it important to adopt senior animals and I have a soft spot for special needs rescue animals as I know they are hard to place. “

What is your favorite exercise?

“I love walking outdoors.”

What is your favorite meal?:

“I always enjoy a really good soup with fresh bread!”

Tell us a random fact about yourself:

“You can usually find me gardening and enjoying the outdoors in my free time. “

What would your talent be if you tried out for America’s Got Talent?

“I would try out by making raku pottery.”

What information would you want your patients to know about the best way to prevent injury?:

“I would tell them to continue to work on improving their balance and core strength. Small steps in the beginning lead to improvements over time.”

Prior to working with Dr. Wendy Heusch to learn a bit more about her to share with patients, I had known that she saw my own grandmother as a patient of hers a few years prior. I remember my grandma speaking so highly of Dr. Heusch. It was fun to get to know a little bit more about Dr. Heusch. Please check out some photos of her amazing pottery and her pets, and don’t forget to write a review of your experience about Dr. Heusch on any of the following sites: Yelp, Healthgrades, WebMD or Facebook.

Written by: Jordan Steedman, September 24, 2017

Dr. Heusch’s dog Gina!