I try to make my patients feel comfortable and at ease. I listen and repeat back what they said to make sure we are understanding each other. I want my patients to smile, or better yet laugh, before leaving.
Dr. Calderon has always loved science.
“I thought about teaching, but my grade school science teacher got me interested in medicine and I was hooked,” he said.
Taking care of an entire family is what appealed to him about specializing in family practice.
“A patient may be feeling depressed,” Dr. Calderon said. “But I also know that her father has dementia and her daughter is going through a divorce without her even telling me.”
Dr. Calderon grew up in LaSalle. He is married with seven grown children.
“After decades of being married and now being empty-nesters, my wife and I have found that not only do we still love each other, we also like spending time together,” he said.
In his free time, Dr. Calderon likes to draw and paint.