Kootenai | Kootenai Health | Issue 3, 2022

KH . ORG 11 Greg Landry, M.D. Kootenai Clinic Vascular Surgery Tell us abit aboutyouand your family. My wife and I met in high school in Wisconsin. For the past 30 years, we lived in Portland, Oregon, where I was the chief of vascular surgery at Oregon Health & Science University. My wife is an artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally. My wife’s sister and brother-in-law have had a house in Coeur d’Alene for the past 10 years, and we visited them frequently and grew to love the area. When we had the opportunity to buy the house next door to them three years ago, we didn’t hesitate. It is great to be close to family in such a beautiful place. Whydidyoupickyour specialty? As a kid I remember watching M.A.S.H. on TV and being drawn to the characters performing surgery. I always knew that surgery was the profession for me but didn’t gain an appreciation for the different subspecialties until my residency. I loved the complexity and variety of vascular surgery and decided early on in my residency to pursue it. The technological advances in vascular surgery over the past 30 years have been amazing, and it has been fun to be a part of it. What canpatients expect when theyfirstmeetwith you? My approach to vascular care is very holistic. Vascular health starts with a healthy lifestyle, a healthy diet and exercise. I also believe a good doctor has to be a good listener to really understand what is going on with people and how heart trouble is impacting their lives. I take my role as an educator seriously and work hard to make sure patients understand what is going on and what their options are. I believe in the concept of shared decision making and will work tirelessly to help patients make the best decisions for their health and wellness. What are someofyour hobbies? My wife and I enjoy all of the winter and summer outdoor activities that Idaho has to offer. We love cooking as well as traveling for food and art. I am an avid windsurfer, so if you see someone windsurfing on the lake this summer it will probably be me. What drewyou to Kootenai Health? When we bought our house here three years ago, it was with the idea that we would retire here. When the position for medical director of vascular surgery came up, I was immediately intrigued by the opportunity of coming sooner. Once I met the people here and saw what a dedicated and dynamic medical community existed here, it became an easy choice. What isyour favorite healthy tip? As I am writing this, an 80-to-1 long shot just won the Kentucky Derby. Don’t sell yourself short. Anything is possible. Schedule an appointment: Call (208) 625-5222.