APMA News - September/October 2020 - 54

10 Questions
with Birute Balciunas, DPM, of Milwaukee
In this feature, APMA News asks one member 10 questions and gets all the answers about their passions, ambitions, and priorities. Would you like to answer
our questions? Contact Aimee Condayan at arcondayan@apma.org.

1. When you were a kid, what did you want to be
when you grew up?
I wanted to be Miss America as a kid. Those ladies were cool.
2. What do you do for fun during your time off?
I love to go bike riding. I also tried sky diving for fun.
3. If you could meet any famous person, who would
it be, and why?
I would love to meet Jesus. He changed the world.
4. Who would you most like to swap places with for
a day?
I would love to swap places with my daughter Holly for a
day. It's fun to be a kid!
5. What's the best meal you've ever had?
Freshly made guacamole, chicken taco salad, rice, beans, and
tamales with sangria at Javier's in Racine, WI.
6. Where would you go if you could visit anywhere
in the world?
Giraffe Manor in Africa.
7. What is the last book you read?
Forgiveness Makes You Free by Father Ubald Rugirangoga.
8. Tell us about a patient who changed your life/
your approach to medicine/your outlook?
The first patient who I performed an amputation on as a resident. I saw psychologically how that was difficult for the patient-you don't forget that. Support the patient and their
family.

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Giraffe Manor in Africa

9. What mistake have you made that taught you a
great lesson?
I have seen two patients this year with malignant melanoma
that manifested as ulcers. I am quicker at diagnosing them.
10. What is your favorite movie?
"Trains, Planes, and Automobiles" with John Candy and Steve
Martin. n



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