As a family physician, he sees patients of all ages, including children and adults. He is also board certified in family medicine and certified in New York state in acupuncture.
“I was inspired to be a physician because I want to help people be healthy and have fulfilling lives,” said Dr. Takhtovich, who recently completed his family medicine residency in Chemung County’s Arnot Ogden Medical Center.
Medicine is his second career. From 2007 to 2012, he was in the U.S. Army, and served in Baghdad as a platoon leader, in Germany as a battalion training officer, and in Afghanistan as a battalion operations officer. In 2009, he was awarded the Combat Action Badge and the Bronze Star Medal.
After the army, he worked for a short time as a field engineer in New York City, using his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Then he headed to medical school at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, N.J., graduating in 2018.
In the doctor’s free time, he enjoys reading, meditation, yoga, tennis and live concerts.
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