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Nicholas Brockert, MDEducation:

Postgraduate: Research Family Medicine Residency, Research Medical Center, 2009
Medical School: Doctorate of Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, 2006
Undergraduate: BA Chemistry, Vassar College, 2000

Licensure and Board Certification:

Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
American Board of Family Medicine

Dr. Brockert’s personal side

Why did you choose to become a physician?

I decided I wanted to be a doctor after I saw the coverage of the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan.  My mother tells me I told her I wanted to be a doctor so I would be able to help the president one day.  I never really thought about being anything else (other than a baseball player, but that dream died in high school).  

Why did you choose to become a Family Practice provider?

I chose family practice because that was the only type of doctor I knew growing up.  I grew up in a small town, and the only doctors were FP's.  I was delivered by an FP.  In medical school, I was truly excited about each rotation, but I could never see myself specializing in one field – I need a variety to keep things interesting :-)  Plus, I think being a PCP is the most challenging job there is in medicine, and the better we are at it, the better our system works.

What do you like to do with your free time outside of the clinic?

In my “occasional” free time, I like to spend time with my wife and three children, as well as our extended families, most of whom live in our area.  I love sports, especially baseball, football and basketball.  I like to listen to music (mostly in the car or my office), and I am a big Royals fan, so the 2015 World Series win was a dream come true for me.  I also enjoy collecting baseball cards, which I have done since I was 7 years old.