Doctor visits, teaches Scottsdale students about medicine

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Some lucky fifth graders at Cherokee Elementary got the opportunity to learn about medicine from a professional.

Dr. Jeffrey Siegel of North Scottsdale Pediatrics stopped by Miss Courtney Young’s fourth grade classroom on Nov. 9, to pique the interest of our future doctors.

Dr. Siegel showed the students videos of accidents while biking, skateboarding and swinging on monkey bars, according to a press release. Then, he shared x-rays and explained how to diagnose and treat each patient.

The lessons were extremely interactive and the 10-and-11-year0olds were mesmerized, coming up to the whiteboard and pointing out cracks in bones and other diagnostic details, the release stated.

Dr. Siegel is an award-winning pediatrician with two teens of his own. His visit was a treat for many students who are used to seeing him only when they’re sick in an exam room at North Scottsdale Pediatrics.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to have professionals take their time to come in and mentor my students. It is so rewarding to see the students engaged and have an active learning environment,” stated Miss Young in the release.

Her students are in for another treat. Soon, a local TV Meteorologist will pay them a visit.

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