Meet Dr. Cason Quinn, DPM! She grew up in Norfolk, Virginia in a tight-knit family with her fraternal twin sister. She moved to Saint Bonaventure, New York for her undergrad studies and landed in Florida to pursue her profession as a foot and ankle surgeon. Her mom worked as a civilian for the US Navy and her dad was a substance abuse counselor. She never dreamed of being a surgeon but fate led her to her current profession. Supported by her husband, Steve, they found their home and safe haven in Juno Beach.
Thank you, DR. Quinn, for taking the time to meet with us and share your love of living in The Palm Beaches.
Q: What inspired you or led you to your current career?
A: “A lot of people will say they want to be a doctor when they grow up but that wasn’t the case for me. I was a creative child, I cooked and art was my favorite subject. I was always good at math and science but I was more artsy. When I went to college I wanted to follow in my Dad footsteps in mental health work and be a substance abuse counselor. During my freshman year, we were required to take a biology course as a Psychology major. All of a sudden, it clicked. I wanted to do whatever job that goes with Biology. I was exploring jobs and I said: “ I can be a Doctor”, “ I can be a Surgeon”. I switched my major to Biology in my sophomore year. It required a lot of extra study and extra prerequisites to prepare for medical school. I moved to Florida to take some mastery courses to prepare for medical school. I was waitressing and got a job as a teaching assistant for the podiatry school for histology. While there, the staff mentored me and helped me realize my end goal of being a surgeon.”
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in The Palm Beaches?
Q: How long have you lived or worked in The Palm Beaches?
A: “Since August 2018.”
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in The Palm Beaches?
A: “Dr. Ray Vazquez, M.D. He is the chief of surgery at Palm Beach Gardens Hospital. He’s the man and is so down to earth.”
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?
A: “Spain! I don’t have a passport and I’ve spent my whole life working towards this goal of being a surgeon so now it’s time to travel. I want to see the world.”
Q: What is your favorite movie OR what is the first movie you remember seeing in a theatre?
A: “My favorite movie of all time is Coming to America with Eddie Murphy & Arsenio Hall.”
Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: “We have to take care of each other, have perspective, be good to each other and we’ll get through to the other end.”
Q: What’s something on your bucket list?
A: “Get a passport, use it, and also, be a dead body in a zombie movie.”
Q: What is your favorite music/ 3 bands you would like to see (dead or alive)?
A: “Rap music is my favorite music. My biggest regret is not seeing Prince live.”
Q: What current/former local business makes you the most nostalgic about The Palm Beaches?
A: “Thirsty Turtle.”
Q: Choosing anyone alive and a non-relative: with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? Where in The Palm Beaches would you have lunch?
A: “Barbara Walters because she is a person that’s a really good conversationalist. You could have a beer with her or a glass of wine and she wouldn’t be uptight. She has interviewed so many people and could offer interesting insight.”
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about The Palm Beaches?
A: “It’s like a small beachy town with all of the amenities to go to a nice restaurant, see a good movie, do something unique or go to a Starbucks. You could go to an awesome concert just a few miles down the road. It’s a very adaptable place.”
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?
A: “Open my own business, a one-stop-shop for physical rehab. It would have not only the doctor’s office but the ability to get MRIs and X-rays done and have the rehab facility attached. It would have a pool, a gym, and be a compound that could treat from the littlest thing to the most complex injury you have from start to finish. It would provide a cohesive approach to Medicine.”
Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
A: “I was really artsy when I was younger and it just translating in different ways now.”
Q: What 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
A: “Steve, my Mom, and Florida.”
Q: If you had a full-time staff member that was fully paid for, who would you choose?
Chef, Housekeeper, Driver, Coach, Physical Fitness Trainer, or Nanny?
A: ” A Housekeeper!”
Q: If you were cast into a major motion picture and had your choice of anyone to be your co-star, who would you choose?
A: “Alanis Morissette”
Dr. Quinn practices at PGA Podiatry. 5602 PGA Boulevard, #101 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 (561) 627-6444 or (561) 320-1248
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