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Dr. Rhu-Jade Raguindin practices internal medicine for Steward Medical Group and Melbourne Regional Medical Center. (Photo: Steward Medical Group)

Dr. Rhu-Jade Raguindin practices internal medicine for Steward Medical Group and Melbourne Regional Medical Center.

Q: Why did you go into this career?

A: As a young boy, I was interested in science and math. I had good grades and my mom wanted me to be a scientist, but I decided I’d rather be a doctor. I had the ability and saw this as a prestigious career.

Also, I had a bachelor’s degree in psychology, which helped me learn how to listen, how to understand and relate to people. Sometimes my patients just want to talk; they want someone to listen to them more than anything else. My background helps me meet that need.

Q: What services do you provide?

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